THE MYTH OF THE 1970s GLOBAL COOLING SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS

@article{Peterson2008THEMO,
  title={THE MYTH OF THE 1970s GLOBAL COOLING SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS},
  author={Thomas C. Peterson and William M. Connolley and John Fleck},
  journal={Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={89},
  pages={1325-1337}
}
Climate science as we know it today did not exist in the 1960s and 1970s. The integrated enterprise embodied in the Nobel Prizewinning work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change existed ... 

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