The global warming/climate change meme has taken a beating of late. The evidence is now overwhelming that there has been no rise in global temperature for the past 15 to 20 years. Political classes are now losing interest in warmist fear, to be followed by cutbacks in funding.

The Arctic ice sheet has grown like topsy over the past year, it doesn’t look like sea levels will be rising anytime soon. Climate, or weather, by definition is variable. It is merely human hubris that thinks manipulation of a few variables in a computer model is any more than garbage. It’s like the old computer saying: garbage in, garbage out (“GIGO”).

The chart below was compiled by Anthony Watts of He has used data from newspaper and magazine headlines since 1895.

An example in the Washington Post from 1970:

“…get a good grip on your long johns, cold weather haters – the worst may be yet to come…there’s no relief in sight”

So if the past is any guide to the future, I guess an ice age scare is headed our way. I think an ice age would be great. I live in Australia and the summers are way too hot.


Chart courtesy


Cold weather clothing, insulation and the like, may be better future investments than “renewable energy”. Watch climate-related headlines for the first sign of cooling fear.