Climate Scientist Stephen Schneider in 1979

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May 3, 2013

One of the earliest, strongest, and most consistent voices on Climate Change.
Stephen Schneider sounded a strikingly prescient alarm in 1979.

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10 Comments

  1. Cristobal Colon May 19, 2012 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    Was wrong as a young man and still wrong….

  2. angus143 August 10, 2012 at 7:53 am - Reply

    You’re not bright enough now, nor ever will you be

  3. jlaceyw44 September 14, 2012 at 12:00 am - Reply

    and your reasoning is?

  4. Cristobal Colon September 14, 2012 at 9:09 am - Reply

    Prophets sucks!

  5. Aanthanur DC December 22, 2012 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    actually its amazing how spot on he was then already.

  6. MrRob1967 March 12, 2014 at 4:07 am - Reply

    It is found that, although the addition of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere
    does increase the surface temperature, the rate of temperature increase
    diminishes with increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. For aerosols,
    however, the net effect of increase in density is to reduce the surface
    temperature of Earth. Becuase of the exponential dependence of the
    backscattering, the rate of temperature decrease is augmented with
    increasing aerosol content. An increase by only a factor of 4 in global
    aerosol background concentration may be sufficient to reduce the surface
    temperature by as much as 3.5 deg.K. If sustained over a period of several
    years, such a temperature decrease over the whole globe is believed to be
    sufficient to trigger an ice age. —Stephen Schneider 1971

    The idiot blew with the wind. Whichever way it blew he went.

  7. MrRob1967 March 12, 2014 at 4:18 am - Reply

    The idiot is no prophet. Google “Jason 1979 Carbon Dioxide.” Not much has
    changed since this preliminary document. What’s funny is it even mentions
    the possibilities of negative feedbacks from CO2. More lower clouds you get
    cooling. More Cirrus positive feedback. Guess what? Peer-reviewed studies
    are showing negative feedbacks from CO2. It’s over guys; stop panicking.
    Look at the IPCC latest projections. The low ball is about 1.3C by 2100.
    Now given every IPCC projection has been off by between 75%-150% (upwards)
    I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and say they’ll on be off by 50% so
    we’re looking at .65C. It’s over lets relax and drive our SUVs.

  8. MrRob1967 March 12, 2014 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    “… An increase by a factor of 8 in the amount of CO2 (which is highly
    unlikely in the next several thousand years), will produce an increase in
    the surface temperature of less than 2 deg. K.” Stephen Schnieder, Science
    1971.

    What happened to you Stephen? Eight years later a mere doubling of CO2 was
    to put the whole planet a peril. LOL and RIP

  9. MrRob1967 March 13, 2014 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    “To capture the public imagination, we have to offer up some scary
    scenarios, make simplified dramatic statements and little mention of any
    doubts one might have. Each of us has to decide the right balance between
    being effective, and being honest.”–Stephen Schneider, Discover Magazine
    Oct, 1989

  10. MrRob1967 May 25, 2014 at 3:14 am - Reply

    This is not 1979; it’s from 1989. Look up the “In Search Of” with Leonard
    Nimoy here on YouTube. (Episode “The Coming Ice Age.”) The episode is from
    1978. Like all bandwagons Schneider couldn’t wait to jump on and get in
    front of a camera.

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