Time magazine internet dating
A few days ago a facebook friend of mine posted the following image: From the 1977 cover we can see that apparently a new ice age was supposed to arrive.Only 30 years later, according to the 2006 cover, global warming is supposed to be the problem. It actually is this Time cover from April 9, 2007: As you can see, the cover title has nothing to do with an imminent ice age, it’s about global warming, as we might expect from a 2007 Time magazine. David originally posted this as a Google Doc, and I’m reproducing his work here with his permission.
Civilization, in its various guises, had it pretty much worked out.
They started seeing each other, and two years afterward they were married.
Ross had hoped that The process of selecting and securing a partner, whether for conceiving and rearing children, or for enhancing one’s socioeconomic standing, or for attempting motel-room acrobatics, or merely for finding companionship in a cold and lonely universe, is as consequential as it can be inefficient or irresolute.
In 1976 Time published “The World’s Climate: Unpredictable” which is a very good summary of the then current scientific thinking: some scientists emphasized aerosols and cooling, some scientists emphasized CO2 and warming. Many other 1970s articles which mention a Coming Ice Age also mention the possibility of increased warming due to CO2. Fake-skeptics read these stories and only focus on the Coming Ice Age angle, and they enlarge the importance of those scientists who focused on that angle.
They totally ignore the rest of the picture of 1970s climate science: that increasing CO2 would cause global warming.
And so the media of the time published many stories about a coming ice age, which made for timely reading during some very cold winters.