Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Global Cooling?

I was reading "The 1970s Global Cooling Consensus was not a Myth" at https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/11/19/the-1970s-global-cooling-consensus-was-not-a-myth/

And so I decided to make a quick graph in R showing the extent of this consensus.  Here, -1 depicts a peer-reviewed scientific article predicting global cooling, 0 is a neutral article, and 1 predicts global warming.  (Dots are spread out a bit with the jitter command.)  Conclusion: While far from unanimous, the majority position in the late 1960s through early 1970s appears to be that global cooling is the likelier trend. (Not that that tells us much about the strength of current science.)