|Oct 5, 1959|
A few more space related issues of "My Weekly Reader". This article is in celebration of Earth Day on April 22.
I recently acquired a few more issues of this "ephemeral" school newspaper. I get consistent comments about how they are both difficult to find and bring back the "space race" many of us experienced.
So here is an article from late 1959.
In a topical way this article is still current since it is about climate change. But back in 1959 it also discusses how someday we might control the weather with satellites.
I do appreciate this quote: "Today the weather picture is changing faster. Man is 'helping' nature change the weather."
But more interesting in a look back from 2017 is this: "Carbon dioxide is a gas found in the air. Living things need a little carbon dioxide. Soon, there may be too much...Carbon dioxide acts like a heat trap. It is making the earth warmer."
So the fact that climate change is occuring is not a new idea, even in the late 1950s something was changing.
..."automobiles and smokestacks are changing our weather much faster than H-bombs."