Saturday, December 29, 2007
First Global Warning on Global Warming
This little squib comes from the July 1932 edition of Popular Mechanics magazine.
This little squib comes from the August 1953 edition of Popular Mechanics magazine. It seems to me that the rise-in-temperature numbers to 2080 that are quoted here might be about right.
Of course, in neither one of these articles, no one even mentions population growth, do they?
And they still don't, as I noted in an earlier post about Al Gore's very own "Inconvenient Truth."
For the record, it took from the dawn of time to 1830 for the first billion people to be added to the population of the earth, but the second billion were added by 1930, two years before the top article was written.
By 1953, when the second article was written, world population was approaching 3 billion.
Today, world population is over 6.7 billion people and growing rapidly. See the population counter in the far right margin of this blog to watch world population growth in real time.
As Pogo said, "We have met the enemy, and he is us!"
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