That 1974 CIA document
Very interesting reading.
Thanks to Omniclimate, who found it in a paper library and scanned it!
What strikes me especially: Though the document shows when governments figured out that they could use climate as a tool to increase their tyranny, it does not
show intentionally false science.
The 1974 fear was based on temperatures that appeared to be trending downward.
And the document runs through history, showing correctly
that colder times were not good for humanity, while warmer times were good.
This trend toward a hard time is connected with the needs of governments:
Their attitude toward science is objective and humble, listing a number of approaches to climatology but not
trying to attribute a human cause. The Hadley Centre is mentioned, but not as the primary driving force:
In short, the document described an honestly visible trend with genuinely dangerous consequences, and used a proper scientific attitude when describing the trend.
With one exception: they list specific problems like floods, droughts, hurricanes and tornados, implying that these problems are caused by cooling. Today's warmists, of course, list the same problems and claim they're caused by warming. Neither connection is provable ... but I'd put more money on connecting floods and droughts with cooling. Floods and droughts result from rain staying in one place too long. This fits more closely with an under-energized atmosphere, while an overheated atmosphere keeps everything moving.
I'd like to know how all of this flipped into the current criminal conspiracy, using false "history" and terrible "science" to destroy Western civilization. Somewhere around 1988, perhaps under an impetus from Maggie Thatcher, the British and American envirotyrants (who were already plenty powerful) grabbed onto the then-apparent warming trend, and the Enron types picked it up as a money tree. Chinese Spy Maurice Strong was a key operator in this switch-over, but we still don't know how his singular influence was parlayed into the largest criminal conspiracy in history.
The supreme irony: After the brief warming of the '80s and '90s, it appears that we are now resuming the fall toward cold, i.e. genuinely bad
conditions. And our all-encompassing set of fucking fools, the murderous "scientists" and the fraudulent "journalists" and every major "religous" leader and all "educators" and all tyrannical governments and the infinitely greedy Wall Street Mafia, are conspiring to cool things down even faster, conspiring to destroy civilization rapidly before the next Little Ice Age destroys it slowly. This is pre-emptive genosuicide.