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CIA: Ice age threatens to cause major migrations
and mass starvations


11 Aug 09 – I found this gem on today, referring to the 1977 book The Weather Conspiracy, the Coming of the New Ice Age. The book included excerpts from the CIA on the consensus of the climatologists of the time that an ice age threatened to cause major migrations and mass starvations.

“From the Introduction: In the early 1970s, top CIA thinkers concluded that changing weather was ‘perhaps the greatest single challenge that America will face in coming years.’ As a result they ordered several studies of the world’s climate, the likely changes to come and their probably effect on America and the rest of the world. The studies conclude that the world is entering a difficult period during which major climate change (further cooling) is likely to occur.

“The ramifications of such a change would be many, affecting the foreign policy and your fuel bill, what food is grown and what you eat.

“Taken at its bleakest, the coming weather may signify a major migration and equally massive starvation.

“Taken at its most optimistic, it will cause all of us to change parts of our lifestyle...that is the consensus of the Central intelligence Agency, which highlights the fact that we are overdue for a new ice age.

“Many climatologists believe that since the 1960s, the world has been slipping towards a new ice age...the evidence suggests that change will be a return to a climate that was dominant from the seventeenth century to about 1850. Soviet weatherman Mikhail Budyko believes that a 2.8F drop in the average global temperature would start glaciers on the march. If the temperature should fall by another 0.7F, it could usher in a ninety-thousand year tyranny if ice and snow.

“The book had several appendices with reports from the CIA from 1974.

“The western world’s leading climatologists have confirmed recent reports of a detrimental global climate change. The stability of most nations is based on a dependable source of food, but this stability will not be possible under this new climate era. Leaders in climatology and economics are in agreement that a climate change is taking place and that it has already caused major economic problems throughout the world. As it becomes more apparent to the nations around the world that the current trend is indeed a long term reality, new alignments will be made among nations to insure a secure supply of food resources. Assessing the impact of climate change on major nations will, in the future, occupy a major portion of the intelligence community’s assets.”

          The CIA may have miscalculated the timing, but I think they will
           be proven absolutely correct.

           I suggest that our Senators look at these old CIA studies.






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