VIDEOCASTS – Archival Footage from the First Earth Day, April 1970

First Earth Day: April 22, 1970, NBC News

A look at different demonstrations and celebrations of the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970 from around the country.  The clip ends with a quote from Jay Murray Mitchell of the American Geophysical Union who warned (in 1970) of increasing levels of pollution which could lead to a greenhouse effect within the next 200 years and extensive global flooding caused by the melting of the Arctic Ice cap. Continue reading

The Cooling World – Newsweek, April 28, 1975

Hard to believe climate scientists recommended melting the arctic ice cap on purpose to avoid a supposed mini ice age – a mere 13 years before Hansen testified before Congress [1988] that the planet was facing a heat death due to CO2.

From Newsweek on April 28, 1975:
“Climatologists are pessimistic that political leaders will take any positive action to compensate for the climatic change, or even to allay its effects. They concede that some of the more spectacular solutions proposed, such as melting the arctic ice cap by covering it with black soot or diverting arctic rivers, might create problems far greater than those they solve.”

The Cooling World – Newsweek, April 28, 1975