159 Years of Climate Alarmism at The New York Times

Washington Delaware

Floating Ice in the Delaware during the Little Ice Age

Most of us never noticed anything unusual in the famous painting of George Washington Crossing the Delaware when we first saw it in our American history textbooks. The floating chunks of ice in the scene, are only one of the many surviving reminders of the Little Ice Age. Fortunately for America, Washington’s entire army didn’t freeze to death in Valley Forge in the winter of 1777, but it was close, and 2,500 of his men did in fact perish that winter.

Our understanding of our planet’s climate history in recent years has helped us answer some intriguing questions. My favorite example of this is the recent discovery of the so called “secret” behind the extraordinary tone of the violins of Antonio Stradivarius. If our climate history teaches us anything however, it’s that severe climate change is a completely natural phenomenon, which we can only attempt to adapt to. Just as we can’t stop hurricanes, volcanoes or earthquakes, we can’t change our climate in any meaningful way, no matter how many trillions of dollars we spend on it.

The New York Times, ever since its inception in 1851, has helped perpetuate the myth that climate change poses an imminent threat to mankind. Newspapers have always been fond of doom & gloom stories, because catastrophes help sell newspapers, but that’s unfortunately not the only reason why the NY Times keeps printing this rubbish. These days they run these stories mainly in order to support the Progressive Agenda.

The primary culprit responsible for promoting this hoax in recent years has been the UN, through its climate body the IPCC, which has been intentionally falsifying climate data for many years now in order to help them reach the progressive’s goal of a single world government. The most blatant example of their lies is their Hockey Stick graph which attempts to eliminate the Medieval Warm Period and the Little Ice Age, the mere fact of which poses a serious threat to their theory and their agenda.

We need to understand this history, if we’re to have any chance of insuring that this never happens again, and to that end, articles from magazines, such as the ones published by Time (June 24, 1974) and Newsweek (April 28,1975) are invaluable references.


In part 1 of my series “Global Warming: Exposing the Far Left’s Lies” I discussed the long and sordid history of climate change hysteria. The article above from the NY Times in 1922, is just one of the many articles that helped create that hysteria that was featured in the pages of that once great newspaper.

I recently found a search page on their website that one can use to find articles on various subjects from their archives. I did a search using the keywords “Climate Change” and found the following list of articles from 1875 thru 1980:


I also did the search with other keywords, & found many other articles using keywords such as “Ice Age” and  Climate Cooling” etc…

As I wrote in my aforementioned series:

“The earliest known examples (of climate change alarmism) typically involve primitive witch doctors and shamans telling their people that the change in climate is an indication that God was unhappy with their sinful ways. In a strange sort of way nothing’s really changed, as shown by the fact that the current AGW crowd has literally converted this madness into a religion for their followers. The leaders themselves have ulterior motives however, and many rational observers, including myself, believe that the environmental extremists of today are virtually identical to the communists of the past. When they don’t have a good crisis to exploit, they just make one up.”

Lord Monckton illustrated this point well with his inverted traffic light analogy:

Traffic Light.s

Fortunately for the Climate Alarmists, the climate is ALWAYS changing, and there’s no reason to expect that to ever change. So what must we do to make sure that this doesn’t keep happening every 15 to 25 years?

I think that the best thing we can do is to insist that the history of climate change alarmism and fraud be memorialized in all of the applicable history textbooks that are used in our schools. Most of those textbooks are riddled with lies and need to be re-written anyway. While we’re at it, we should also insist that our new textbooks tell the truth about the so called “Religion of Peace”.


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