There is nothing coincidental about common déjà vu features of a CO2 climate crisis-premised war on fossil fuels and a hysterically-hyped sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission acid rain environmental calamity a half-century ago.
Both scams have claimed to be based upon dire computer model-based predictions calling for costly interventions. Both also involved the same sorts of crony constituencies: alarmist “scientific authorities,” deep-pocket NGO promoters, and headline-hungry politicians eagerly rewarded by swarms of credulous media reporters.
Acid - Rain - Scare - Svant - Odén
The acid rain scare began in 1967 when Svant Odén, a soil scientist at the Agricultural College of Uppsala, wrote a broadly circulated sensationalist article about forestry damage he attributed to a “chemical war” between nations of Europe in the leading Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter.
Growing public concern regarding environmental impacts of industrial-sourced acid rain prompted the Swedish government to convene a group of experts to investigate the matter which was chaired by Bert Bolin, the head of Stockholm’s International Meteorological Institute.
Bolin - Panel - Report - Document - Scanty
The Bolin panel’s 1971 report was a flimsy political document clothed in scanty science which authoritatively concluded that, “The [human] emission of sulfur into the atmosphere . . . has proved...
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