And worth pondering when we consider the state of affairs today with our modern corporate media.
So a visitor here linked to this old weather broadcast from 1973:
The key takeaway? The forecast calls for high temps at 97 degrees for the next day. And apparently that's just hunky-dory. In fact, he says it will be a great day to get out and go on a picnic or enjoy outdoors because there won't be any rain if the forecast goes according to plan.
I've written how, over the previous weeks, we've had ginned up hysterics about heat waves and heat advisories when the temps have at times stalled in the high 70s. Or at best, they've made it to the high 80s. Yet not only do they issue advisories and warn of extreme heat, they get the reaction from the people accordingly.
On the day it only topped off at 77 I didn't see any interviews of the 'man on the street.' When it hit high 80s here (and 91 in Columbus), I saw them interview some folks who bemoaned the heat, the misery, and struggles with such debilitatingly hot temps. They needed the guy from the clip above to cheer them up, since to him at least, in 1973, a 97 degree day was just awesome for being outdoors.
Of course, as I mentioned to the individual who posted the link, it might have been because in the 1970s - when I was in elementary school - the buzz was about the impending ice age just around the corner. I've heard some Global Warming activists insist there was no such thing back then, that nobody was talking about an forthcoming ice age. That, like so many things that advance modern progressive agendas, is false. I remember sitting in Mrs. Griffith's 5th Grade homeroom class and being told we were heading into a new ice age at the rate we were going. With all of the attached upheaval and horrors that such a development would incur.
So obviously what we're seeing isn't new. I don't think most sane people think it is. But unlike then, when the narrative changed pretty quickly by the time I was in high school, this narrative isn't going away. And a generation of young radicals and fanatics, convinced the world will soon explode and anyone who doesn't think so is an enemy of their survival to be dispatched accordingly, is on the rise.