We were warned a very long time ago about climate change. I don’t mean by the IPCC. I don’t even mean by James Hansen (bless him). The warnings were there by the mid-1970s about what might be on the way.
In 1973, in the very first issue of Habitat carried an article by
W. Strauss (Clean Air, Options for the Future, 1, 1, pp.13-15.)
Here’s a screengrab-
The following year Habitat had an article devoted to the topic:
Mainwaring, S. 1974. Carbon Dioxide- Catalyst for Climate Change. Vol 2, 3, pp.20-22.
In 1974 John Coulter (later to be a Senator for the Democrats)\
Coulter, J. 1975. Considerations surrounding a decision to build another Coal Fired Power Station in Northern Spencer Gulf. TCPA Newsletter no 45 , pp. 1-11.
And then there’s this, by J. Bockris, J. Energy sources in a post-industrial society. again in the TCPA newsletter, from I think early 1976
We knew. Or should have. We blew it. So it goes….