Environment

Global Warming Flashback

Collide-a-ScapeBy Keith KloorApr 1, 2011 2:00 PM

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Leo Hickman at the Guardian unearths a time capsule. He asks of his readers:

But does anyone remember this advert from 1993, let alone a resulting controversy? And if shown again today on primetime television, would it go uncontested?

In an update at the end of his post, Hickman reports that only two complaints were made against the UK government-sponsored global warming awareness campaign, which ran from 1991 to 1993. Hickman notes that one of the complaints centered on a link in the campaign made between more intense storms and global warming. Hickman writes:

Given the level of heated debate this subject generates today, isn't it interesting that almost two decades ago people were arguing over much the same issues?

Will we still be arguing over these same issues two decades from today?

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