And last, but not least, we're seeing a sort of mass hysteria sweeping our culture which is really quite disturbing.
Historians ponder how the entire nation of Germany could possibly have goose-stepped into place in such a short time, and we have similar unrest. Sorry folks, but we're not exactly buying into the Global Hysteria just yet.
Extreme weather events were hyped as signs of the coming apocalypse and man-made pollution was blamed as the cause.
Environmental extremists called for everything from outlawing the internal combustion engine to communist style population controls. "Pollution Prospect A Chilling One" (The Argus-Press, January 26, 1970) This media hype was found in major newspapers, magazines, books and on television; "There's a theory advanced by climatologists that the last two years of battering by winter means that an ice age is returning to the Earth with glaciers down to the Mason-Dixon line and freezing temperatures south of that." - Rhodes Scholar and 'Murrow Boy' Howard K.
We know a great deal about atmospheric physics, (bio) and from the onset, many of the claims were just plain fishy.
The extreme haste with which seemingly the entire world immediately accepted the idea of Anthropogenic ( man-made ) Global Warming made us more than a little bit suspicious that no one had really taken a close look at the science.
Both of these climate phenomena are known to have occurred in the Northern Hemisphere, but several hundred years prior to the present, the majority of the Southern Hemisphere was primarily populated by indigenous peoples, where science and scientific observation was limited to non-existent.
Thus we can not say that these periods were necessarily "global".
We're also hearing that "all the world's scientists now agree on this settled science", and it is now time to quickly and most radically alter our culture, and prevent a looming global catastrophe.
Simply put, we're obsessed with radio, music and entertainment - welcome to our world.
Source: RAJAR / Ipsos-MORI / RSMB, period ending June 25th 2017.
"The scientists and computers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration were confidently predicting that the frigid weather would continue.
The chilling pronouncement of NOAA's senior climatologist: 'The forecast is for no change.' " - Time Magazine, 1977 During the 1970s the media promoted global cooling alarmism with dire threats of a new ice age.