Climate Science: 1912

June 9, 2017

Making the rounds on Twitter. Recently unearthed “Popular Mechanics” article from 1912.



13 Responses to “Climate Science: 1912”

    • dumboldguy Says:

      Thank you—-excellent stuff, from this complete article to all the others and also the ads. A great look back.

      Spotted an interesting short piece on page 349—-“Why not a business man for president?”. Some delusions and stupidities never go away—-to shadow Peter G’s comments, electing the POTUS is not rocket science either—-it’s much harder, and in spite of working at it for more tan two centuries, we are NOT getting good at at it.

  1. ubrew12 Says:

    When someone writes “The latest bit of fakery is when they changed the name from ‘Global Warming’ to ‘Climate Change’ “, I often post this quote from a newspaper:

    “A recent correspondent of Nature is very much worried about Earth’s atmosphere… while most of the gas [from fossil fuel combustion] is washed out of the air by rain, some products of combustion… remain… What will be the result of this accumulation? According to Professor Tyndall, marsh gas [i.e. CO2 and CH4]… and ethylene have the property in a very high degree of absorbing and radiating heat. From this we may conclude… that the increasing pollution of the atmosphere will have a marked influence on the CLIMATE of the world.”

    That’s the NYT. In 1883.

  2. rabiddoomsayer Says:

    Climate science is older than 100 years. Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier calculated in the 1820’s that the Earth should be considerably colder than it is and proposed that Earth’s atmosphere acted as an insulator selectively absorbing infra red(IR). John Tyndall discovered that carbonic acid, marsh gas (methane) and water vapour did selectively absorb IR And that was in the 1850’s.

  3. paulbeard Says:

    Who knew the conspiracy went back that far? <– sarcasm

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