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June 13, 2017

What happened to Nuclear Winter?


As the media glare faded, its robust scenario appeared less persuasive;
John Maddox, editor of Nature, repeatedly criticized its claims; within a year, Stephen Schneider, one of the leading figures in the climate model, began to speak of "nuclear autumn." It just didn't have the same ring. A final media embarrassment came in 1991, when Carl Sagan predicted on Nightline that Kuwaiti oil fires would produce a nuclear winter effect, causing a "year without a summer," and endangering crops around the world. Sagan stressed this outcome was so likely that "it should affect the war plans." None of it happened. Raconteur Report: Aliens Cause Global Warming by Michael Crichton

Posted by gerardvanderleun at June 13, 2017 12:35 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Nuclear Winter: Carl Sagan's crockpot of BS.

Large blasts put out fires as easily as they may start them. Most intercontinental missiles are aimed at the other guy's missiles, and nukes don't explode sympathetically - they are devices. Anyway, why even argue it? The "sciencetits" who postulate this crap don't seem to even engage half of their brains, and then they engage their pen.

Their readership and audience are even stupider.

Posted by: Casey Klahn at June 13, 2017 1:04 PM

Back track the money and you'll find the problem.
The scientists are paid by the gov't, whether they do proper work or not, so there is no incentive to do so. Therefore, they take the easy way out. What's the word I'm searching for.....oh yeah, tenure.

Posted by: ghostsniper at June 13, 2017 5:46 PM

Peace sells, but who's buying?

Posted by: Snakepit Kansas at June 14, 2017 5:12 AM

Those Climate Catastrophists keep on keepin' on...

Posted by: Sam L. at June 14, 2017 7:25 AM

The nuclear winter, whereof ye speak, is in my house, thanks to air conditioning. Thank you, Mr. Freon, for giving us summertime shivers!

Posted by: Jewel at June 14, 2017 12:14 PM

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