Are Scientists Preparing for a FlipFlop Back to Global Cooling Predictions?
I've discussed this before here.
More after the break.
How long before our climate betters decide global warming vanquished, on to fight global cooling?
When I have raised this issue here in Portlandia, all scoff, then I ask if any of the current global warming scientists were global cooling scientists in the 1970s. All become wary, they know me. But finally answer, none.
John Holdren chairs the United States President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. He was an avowed global coolest in the early 1970s, and is now an avowed global warmist today. What would keep him or his brethren from switching back?
Flashback: John Holdren in 1971: 'New ice age' likely
The failure to understand why True Believers are so willing to shift between beliefs is the premise that they are True Believers in a specific belief, but they are not. They simply need to believe in something.
The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements (Perennial Classics) by Eric Hoffer
When, not if!