“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 for #ButHistoricalTimes, 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.


Are We on the Brink of a ‘New Little Ice Age?’

Further Readings

2005-01. The global cooling myth. Gavin’s.

2013-06. The 1970s Ice Age Myth and Time Magazine Covers. Greg’s.

2014-05. Newsweek Rewind: Debunking Global Cooling. Newsweek.