New Scientist archives now online

Track down and chuckle at all those old pessimisms about the future, via the new 1956-1989 archive of New Scientist, freely searchable at Google Books.

“the more sophisticated the delegates were, the deeper was their pessimism — even to the extent of believing a “climatic flip” to have taken place within the past three years implying the imminent approach of a new Ice Age to be at hand …” (1974)

Or how about this, from 1970…

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