A nasty winter cools climate alarmism's appeal....
Those, myself included, who were in New York City last week, might take issue with a prediction made 30 years ago, that the Big Apple would come to resemble Florida's sunny Daytona Beach as the planet warmed.
Yet in 1972 fabled CBS newscaster Walter Cronkite, then called "the most trusted man in America," warned that (0:24) a new Ice Age was coming. Note that the show was broadcast on September 11, 1972--when that month & day was not a symbol of horrific terrorism.
It is hard for people today, if they have no memory of Cronkite, to realize how influential he was. The best illustration is from February 1968, Cronkite returned from a month in Vietnam, and reported that the tide had turned in favor of the North Vietnamese in the Vietnam War:
To say that we are closer to victory today is to believe, in the face of the evidence, the optimists who have been wrong in the past. To suggest we are on the edge of defeat is to yield to unreasonable pessimism. To say that we are mired in stalemate seems the only realistic, yet unsatisfactory, conclusion. On the off chance that military and political analysts are right, in the next few months we must test the enemy’s intentions, in case this is indeed his last big gasp before negotiations. But it is increasingly clear to this reporter that the only rational way out then will be to negotiate, not as victors, but as an honorable people who lived up to their pledge to defend democracy, and did the best they could.
President Lyndon Johnson, upon hearing of Cronkite's switch from supporting the war to the opposing side, decided not to run for re-election, a decision he announced March 31, in a nationally televised address. LBJ has said after hearing the legendary anchor, "If I've lost Walter Cronkite, I've lost Middle America."
Bottom Line. There is no newscaster today who enjoys the stature Cronkite had. Indeed, the entire mainstream media today collectively cannot match his credibility. Which makes their task all the harder of convincing the voting public that the planet is warming, and our doom imminent unless drastic action is taken.
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