This is your Father’s Climate Science: A Climate Crock Blast from the Past
November 8, 2010
Many climate deniers still seem to think global warming was invented by Al Gore, in 2006. As this recently uncovered recording from 1956 shows, the outlines of climate change science have been clear for many decades.
I showed this to my 25 year old son, who happened to be home from school. He watched in silence, but I knew what he was going to say. “It makes me angry. They’ve known about this for all these years.” I don’t have a good answer for him. I hope I have an answer for his children.
Here’s the 1956 “Excursions in Science” radio presentation in its entirety.
More Greenhouse history: One of the most commonly heard crocks is, “In the 70s, they said there’d be an Ice Age”. I took this one on as one of my first Climate Crock vids, many months ago.
The point is further underscored by this interview with the late Stephen Schneider, when he was still a young scientist, raising the alarm about global warming in 1979.