Hakai Magazine: The Decade of Sock Hops, Poodle Skirts, and Climate Change Awareness

“In the 1950s, the science behind climate change was accepted and research was funded, but we lost sight of the future and set the world ablaze. In June 1953, Life Magazine, ran a 20-page article entitled “The Canopy of Air,” which addressed the suspected link between warming temperatures, rapid glacial retreat, and industrial CO₂. (Also in 1953, in) Time magazine, “In the hungry fires of industry, modern man burns nearly two billion tonsAlong with the smoke and soot of commerce, his furnaces belch some six billion tons [5.5 billion tonnes] of unseen carbon dioxide into the already tainted air … This spreading envelope of gas around the Earth serves as a great greenhouse.” Fascinating article HERE.