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April 28, 1959 New York Times article reporting on atmospheric carbon increase

…The New York Times for 28 April 1959, referring to the annual meeting of the National  Academy of Sciences, held in Washington, D.C., reported that, “Members of the academy were told that within 40 years the amount of carbon dioxide in the air may have increased from 25% to 30% above the level at the time when man began using fuels. The  effect on climate allegedly might be radical. The matter was discussed by Dr. Bert Bolin of the University of Stockholm.”


Also on this day

in 1975 Newsweek had a cover story on “The Cooling World” What would James Inhofe do without it?

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Jan 12, 2000: National Academies of Science and Engineering release Another Report

On January 12th, 2000 the National Research Council of the National Academies of Science and of Engineering releases a report with new evidence that “Helps Reconcile Global Warming Discrepancies; Confirms That Earth’s Surface Temperature Is Rising.” For all the good that will do.

Context:Throughout the 90s satellite data that appeared to show that “Global Warming Isn’t Happening” was rolled out with depressing frequency. After this report, and others (see a skeptical science bust-a-myth page here), that particular meme was, if not totally retired, then at least relegated to the darker corners of the interwebz.

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Other things that happened on this day:

1983 – Carroll Wilson, author of “Inadvertent Climate Modification: Report of the Study of Man’s Impact on Climate.” died

2007  – Lawrence Solomon writes an article for his “Deniers” column that implies that Nigel Weiss, Professor Emeritus at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics thinks the “world is about to enter a cooling period.”  It takes Weiss three months to get an apology and correction.  See Hoggan, 2009, page 158-161