Time Magazine Swings Both Ways
In 1974, Time Magazine blamed the cold polar vortex on global cooling.'Scientists have found other indications of global cooling. For one thing there has been a noticeable expansion of the great belt of dry, high-altitude polar winds —the so-called circumpolar vortex—that sweep from west to east around the top and bottom of the world.'
Forty years later, Time Magazine blames the cold polar vortex on global warming'But not only does the cold spell not disprove climate change, it may well be that global warming could be making the occasional bout of extreme cold weather in the U.S. even more likely. Right now much of the U.S. is in the grip of a polar vortex, which is pretty much what it sounds like: a whirlwind of extremely cold, extremely dense air that forms near the poles.'
To borrow from an item I wrote a few days before Christmas, as Zombie noted at PJM last year, the warnings for what industrialized man should do to fight global cooling are virtually identical to the warnings would-be "climate" "scientists" have given to fight global warming as well. You can also see the same cure for very different alleged symptoms in the clip below, of a "scientist" who was busted a few years ago for first predicting doom from global cooling, and decades later, predicting doom from global warming:
Related: Al Gore's Final Countdown for the Polar Ice Caps Expires, complete with video of Al warning in 2008 that “the entire North ‘polarized’ cap will disappear in 5 years.”
At the PJ Lifestyle, Paula Bolyard notes that "Survivors of the Blizzard of '78 Mock the 'Arctic Vortex.'"
Well, I'm one of the "survivors of the Blizzard of '78," who's mocking those who don't remember what they were saying back then; close enough for anti-government work?
And Al Roker tweets a photo of a page from the 1959 AMS Glossary of Meteorology with the words "polar vortex" and their definition in it. As Twitchy adds, "If the polar vertex has been around that long, maybe it’s a bit premature to link this one to global warming."
I suspect more than a few warm-mongers might soil their drawers over that notion.