Posted: Jul 14, 2020 12:22 am
by Ken Fabian
I find it telling that the US National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council report from 1975 made it clear that the science was immature and lacked the quantitative understanding of the climate "machine" needed to be able to predict it's future course. It suggested the programs that could change that - and did. Good on the 1970's ice age hype for raising the profile of climate science so that such programs could be funded.

Unfortunate that understanding exactly why we should not fear an imminent ice age turned out being NOT so reassuring as hoped but the knowledge climate science gives is beyond price. That the US government took the NAS/NRC seriously then but the current one does not take them seriously now is telling.