The attached article is from 1912 and it might make more of us question the popular concept as to whether global warming is a man-made phenomenon rather than seemingly random temperature changes that take place from time to time on the earth's surface. Printed during a time when the flatulent cow population was far lower, and the number of smoke-belching factories nowhere near the high count that can be numbered in our own time, this article reported that:
"The icebergs of the Southern Ocean... attain dimensions far exceeding those of similar formations in the Northern hemisphere, and also greater in number. As many as 4,500 different icebergs have been counted in a run of two thousand miles..."
The theory of what has come to be called Global Warming was first introduced before the American Geophysical Union when it convened in the city of Washington during the Spring of 1953. It was the brainchild of physicist Gilbert Norman Plass (1920 – 2004) of Johns Hopkins University; attached you will find a small notice from that year concerning his observation.
Click here to read a 1947 article about the battle against air pollution (which is man-made).
This news article was penned a year and a half after the end of W.W. II and it concerns the steps various industrial cities were taking to limit the amount of pollutants that factories belched into the air daily. A year later, the Republican-lead Congress would pass an important piece of legislation titled the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.
2013 marked the first time that the industrial powerhouse of China finally recognized that air pollution in the Beijing area exists and it is a problem. China regularly emits the lion's share of green house gasses (a whopping 23.5%).
Click here to read a 1951 article about America's polluted rivers.