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    Default 110 years ago

    Yesterday. Pretty amazing:

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    Default Re: 110 years ago

    That's some early awareness!
    How did you get hold of an old NZ newspaper cutting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiletto View Post
    That's some early awareness!
    How did you get hold of an old NZ newspaper cutting?
    This newfangled interwebs thingy.

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    Do you remember what the general attitude was about the issue at the time? <G>
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    Sorry, my memory is a bit cloudy around the time 50 years before I was born.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    Sorry, my memory is a cloudy around the time 50 years before I was born.
    Is that partly cloudy or coal smog overcast type cloudy?

    Very interesting & thanks for posting it.
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    Default Re: 110 years ago

    Todays paper referencing Warkworth...
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    The text in the article originates from a March 1912 report in the magazine Popular Mechanics titled, “Remarkable Weather of 1911: The Effect of the Combustion of Coal on the Climate – What Scientists Predict for the Future.”
    The same phrasing was published on Aug. 14, 1912, in the New Zealand newspaper Rodney and Otamatea Times, Waitemata and Kaipara Gazette, which is the publication shown in the viral image. Prior to that, it appeared in The Braidwood Dispatch and Mining Journal, an Australian newspaper, on July 17, 1912


    Reports about coal burning and its effect on the atmosphere date back to the 1800s, according to The New York Times.
    In an April 1896 paper titled, "On the Influence of Carbonic Acid in the Air upon the Temperature of the Ground," Svante Arrhenius, a Swedish scientist, suggested a link between carbon dioxide levels and temperature.
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    That was actually cribbed wholesale from caption of an illustration of the March 1912 Popular Mechanics article "Remarkable Weather of 1911: The Effect of the Combustion of Coal on the Climate — What Scientists Predict for the Future."

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    the actual article itself:

    https://books.google.com/books?id=Tt...page&q&f=false
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    Default Re: 110 years ago

    We saved the planet by switching to fuel oil...

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    Default Re: 110 years ago

    But money………………..

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    But money………………..
    And ease of use. Whole lot easier than cutting cords & cords of firewood.
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