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A Matter Of Opinion

The Global Cooling Consensus

Some skeptics of global warming point to the 1970s and say the consensus then was that the world was cooling. So why believe these scientists who can’t make up their minds?

Problem is, there was no consensus back then, according to a review of peer-reviewed articles. Even then, the bigger concern was warming.

Excerpt: The supposed “global cooling” consensus among scientists in the 1970s — frequently offered by global-warming skeptics as proof that climatologists can’t make up their minds — is a myth, according to a survey of the scientific literature of the era.

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