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The Guardian says that fossil fuel usage causes global warming which causes drought in Ethiopia which causes child marriages.

Ethiopian drought leading to ‘dramatic’ increase in child marriage, Unicef warns | Child marriage | The Guardian

In 1973, global cooling caused droughts in Ethiopia.

27 Oct 1973, 18 – The Atlanta Constitution at Newspapers.com

02 Apr 1974 – W.Africa drought horror – Trove

“In Africa, drought continues for the sixth consecutive year, adding terribly to the toll of famine victims.”

TIME Magazine Archive Article — Another Ice Age? — Jun. 24, 1974

Most forecasts of worldwide food production have been based on the assumption that global weather will stay “Many climatologists have associated this drought and other recent weather anomalies with a global cooling trend and changes in atmospheric circulation which, if prolonged, pose serious threats to major food-producing regions of the world”

“In India, for example, before the global warming trend of 1890-1940. severe drought struck about once every four years. With the warming, however, and more abundant monsoon rains, drought came only once every 18 years or so, greatly increasing India’s grain production.””Annual average temperatures over the Northern Hemisphere increased rather dramatically from about 1890 through 1940, but have been falling ever since. The total change has averaged about one-half degree Centigrade”

“a study of the past reveals that the Earth’s climate is highly variable—indeed, that variability is one of its fundamental characteristics”


The devastating food shortage that has millions of the world’s poor people in its grip is directly related to what climatologists increasingly suspect is a gradual global cooling process that is causing erratic weather changes from one year to the next.

Early frosts from Texas to the Dakotas. typhoons in India. drought in Siberia, expansion of the desert south of the African Sahara are evidence of unfavorable shifts in the earth’s climate that have been occurring since 1945. U.S. weather experts say.

Weather records show that the annual average temperatures over the Northern Hemisphere rose dramatically from about 1890 through 1945. but have been falling ever since. The total change has averaged about one-half degree centigrade, with the greatest cooling in the all-important wheat – growing regions of North America and Europe. The drop has already shortened the growing season in England by two weeks and caused a dangerous southward shift of monsoon winds in rice – growing regions of Southeast Asia.

06 Oct 1974, Page 16 – Tallahassee Democrat at Newspapers.com

via Real Climate Science


May 2, 2022