18 September 2008

1970s Mythology

One of the more popular myths repeated by those who don't want to deal with the science on climate is that 'in the 70s they were calling for an imminent ice age' and such like nonsense, where 'they' is supposedly the scientists in climate. This has long been known to be false to anyone who paid attention to the scientific publications from the time, or even to William Connolley's efforts in documenting what was actually in the literature over the last several years. Now, William and two other authors (he's actually the second author on the paper) have put that documentation into high profile peer-reviewed literature -- the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. For the briefer version, see William's comments over at Stoat and web links therein. That page also includes a link to the full paper in .pdf format.