We may get a new Ice Age, but the ninnies won’t shut it. They’ve already switched from predicting a new Ice Age, in the mid-1970s, to predicting Global Warming, without even reducing the volume. In some amusing cases like Stephen Schneider, it’s the exact same people. (Schneider co-authored a paper that debunked the idea that CO2 could cause enough warming to prevent global cooling. But he was one of the first to jump on the CO2-warming bandwagon.)Back in late 1988 or early 1989, I posted a prediction on the Science forum of the Channel 1 BBS in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Pre-internet, we had computer BBSes then.) The prediction was that the switch back to panicked predictions of global cooling would happen in 2008.
It's taking longer than that, so my prediction isn't a home run. It isn't a strikeout, either. And there's some evidence that the people pushing the global warming scare never expected it to last this long, either. Scroll down a few posts and consider the FAR/AR4 problem.