Bastardi: Today’s frigid weather similar to 1970s when Ice Age was alarm

by Fran Smith on January 7, 2010

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Accuweather’s meteorologist Joe Bastardi has a new video titled “Worldwide Cold not Seen Since 70s Ice Age Scare.” Bastardi points out that the frigid conditions affecting significant parts of the world today – North America, Europe, and Asia – are very similar to the patterns in the 1970s, when fears of a new Ice Age were hyped by the media. He repeatedly compares maps of the cold spots from January 1-10, 1977 and current ones and notes the strong similarities:

Here’s what we had then, here’s what we have now.  Then, now.  Then, now.

In referring to the current global warming alarms, Bastardi asks:

How could this be global warming, but 34 years ago, that was an Ice Age coming?

Good question.

mike January 7, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Wheres My Global Warming???!!!! LOL

mike January 7, 2010 at 2:53 pm

Time to put Al Gore in jail for making money off a hoax. LOL

duh January 7, 2010 at 10:26 pm

Adding ice cubes in the water makes the water cold. Cold water cools the air.

What happens to typhoon seasons with cooler oceans and warmer polar seas?


blah January 8, 2010 at 8:05 am

you guys do not understand the big chill is from canada

blah January 8, 2010 at 8:06 am

you guys do not understand the big chill is from canada

its not global warming…..wathch the news!!!

John January 8, 2010 at 9:55 am

Gore should abandon GW early and create another hysteria…maybe the asteroid threat would be profitable.

astonerii January 8, 2010 at 10:44 am

I remember 1977. I was 8 years old and was able to build huge forts under the wind hardened top coat of the snow drifts that were several feet over my head. In one week, we had three snows, the first was not so hard to shovel, the second was getting harder and harder to find a place to throw the snow, by the third snow, I was forced to shovel down the piles I made from the first two snows in order to have a place to throw the snow. The snow at the back of the house went right up to the roof line. It was so cold that for the first time the Ice leading up to the local dam was actually all the way up past the floating barrels. The rivers froze early and thawed late and i spent many hours a week walking them. Some of the side lakes were fully frozen solid, and when I drilled holes in the ice, the mud was frozen as well, at least 5 feet of solid ice. No fishing there.

Egnio January 8, 2010 at 1:32 pm

I did not know that a very earthwide man, something like Allgoes-re? was a scientist… how and where he got all that thing of "Global what? "Warmming",yes that… but it seems he got all that "scientific research?" from a group of scientist? whom email had been hijack? into today from page 1 to all pages of many newspapers… Well, I wish I could believe All gone (sorry for the errata), but I can not; when I try my throat get choked? I mean: joke? and I can not breath well… with that man that pollute on that: Algore's Global warmmning… I want to see that movie: when is that? SkyDrive.

Loney McKee January 8, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Wake up people! I remember very well how the global cooling alarmists had everybody believing how the world was going into a deep freeze.

Lies, lies and more lies.

Now it's global warming.

Personally the weather changes all the time and man cannot stop what mother nature does.

If Al Gore really belived what he says, then he should have a national debate on televison and let the people decide. He tends to believe his own lies and misstatements.

Fready January 9, 2010 at 4:01 pm

These "scientists" who have anything to do with the climate must remember the saying…

"IT's not nice to fool Mother Nature" from the margarine commercial back in the 70's…

They are now suffering the consequences of creating a hidden political driven scientific agenda that has no basis or semblance on reality.

There are scores of parameters that are part of meterological conditions that they are not even considering or aware of. Without this information, their outcomes and printouts are frivilous nonsense.

The proof of that is the snowbound GLOBE ! Global Cold and Snowing over ALL continents north of the equator.

NO one's covering the fact that the gulf stream shrinks and practically disappears as it gets colder and colder. That means no warm climate over northern europe anymore. The UK is now another iceland.

And the television media just sheepishly ignores this until their towers are under ice.

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