For years now, global-warming deniers have delighted in peddling the myth that the scientific community was in agreement in the 1970s about a coming period of severe global cooling.
These skeptics usually point to cover stories in Time magazine in 1974 and Newsweek magazine in 1975 as evidence. Some don’t even bother with so-called evidence.
Just yesterday, for example, right-wing pundit and erstwhile presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said this on his radio show:
When I was in college, all the literature at that time from the scientific community said that we were going to freeze to death.
The problem with ...