“But 70s”

A common trope about the myth of the ice age in the 70s.


[JEFFREY] My teachers told me that a new ice age was coming. I used to have nightmares about being eaten by a woolly mammoth. It was terrifying. I couldn’t understand why my parents were so unconcerned.

Objections and Replies

(Cooling Consensus) Scientists used to think we’d be having an ice age.

Reply. A comprehensive study of the papers at the time reveals that AGW dominated the peer-reviewed literature even then.

(Cooling newsies)


(Cooling report)



{Toy example} This square is a toy example, but is frequent enough to be useful. It provides reasons to talk about the history of climate science.

{Paradigm} The square also illustrates the fact that science changes.

Further Readings

{RC Review} Real Climate summaries the history of the Global Cooling Myth.