Here’s What CBS Had to Say About Earth Day 49 Years Ago

Here’s What CBS Had to Say About Earth Day 49 Years Ago Monday was the 49th Earth Day, which means just one more year before our world’s most apocalyptic holiday turns a half-century old. The funny thing is that we’re being given the same ominous warnings environmentalists and the media were doling out to us back in 1970. And then there was the fact that they were worried about climate change of a different sort back then. “The world has been chilling sharply for about 20 years,” ecologist Kenneth Watt said. “If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but 11 degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.” Sadly, it’s been 49 years and we still haven’t put that fiction to rest.