During the 1960s, Walter Cronkite was given the title “The Most Trusted Man in America.” He reported news events from 1937 to 1981, including everything from World War II and the Nuremberg trials to the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. to the Moon landings and Space Shuttle. Cronkite is known for his departing catchphrase “And that’s the way it is,” followed by the date.
Most people don’t realize that climate change was the talk of the town more than 40 years ago:
“On September 11, 1972, Cronkite cited scientists’ predictions that there was a ‘new ice age’ coming. He called that prediction from British scientist Hubert Lamb ‘a bit of bad news.’
Lamb “was no fringe scientist. He founded the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in Great Britain. When he died, the CRU director called him ‘the greatest climatologist of his time,’ according to the Global Warming Policy Foundation [GWPF]. He was also credited with establishing ‘climate change as a serious research subject.’”
Here’s the kicker. “Unlike scientists often quoted by the media today, GWPF said that Lamb viewed the Earth’s climate as changing constantly and naturally.”
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