Fire and Ice

In all, the print news media have warned of four separate climate changes in slightly more than 100 years – global cooling, warming, cooling again, and, perhaps not so finally, warming.

The cooling world in newsweek 1975.
In days past Time Magazine was predicting catastrophic global cooling too.
One more:

The question is again being discussed whether recent and long-continued observations do not point to the advent of a second glacial period, when the countries now basking in the fostering warmth of a tropical sun will ultimately give way to the perennial frost and snow of the polar regions.
NYTimes, February 24, 1895, Wednesday



As a point of note, even though the graph on the right looks fairly dramatic, the actual temperature change over the 90 years fluctuates by less than 0.9 degrees. During the accelerated industrialization period of 1940-1970, when carbon emissions reached a crescendo, the temperature actually dropped.


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