[ExI] global warming discussion 40 yrs ago
sjatkins at mac.com
Sat Jul 3 23:39:20 UTC 2010
Gregory Jones wrote:
> Those of you who were around back then, do you remember discussion of
> global warming in the very early 70s? I do, and I wondered if I
> halucinated it. I recall from those days there was disagreement
> between experts whether the future would be hotter or colder. It
> wasn't clear who was right, but the colder thing was a lot scarier to me.
> In retrospect we learn that Nixon was a big envionmental guy. Rather,
> it shouldn't be big news: a bunch of environmental legislation passed
> on his watch, the endangered species act, clean air and clean water
> laws, etc. Check this:
You didn't hallucinate. I also remember The Population Bomb and other
things guaranteed to scare children from everyone's favorite scientist,
Paul Ehrlich. That this creature is still a professor at one of the
most prestigious universities in the US greatly undermines my faith in
the potential of my species.
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