2018 NYT contradicts their own 1980s reporting! - New York Time lead story January 26, 1989
'U.S. Data Since 1895 Fail To Show Warming Trend' – NYTimes.com - Also that year, NOAA said most global warming occurred before 1919, Earth cooled from 1921 to 1979, and there is “considerable uncertainty among scientific experts” -- “In spite of all the well-publicized concern about global warming, you must understand that there is still considerable uncertainty among scientific experts about a number of critical factors which determine global warming,” NOAA administrator John Knauss said in a statement issued for the geophysics meeting.
The NYT author, Nathaniel Rich, writes that from 1979 to 1989 humanity had the best opportunity it has ever had to solve global warming and that “nothing stood in our way – nothing except ourselves.” Rich even goes as far as to say that “[a] common boogeyman today is the fossil-fuel industry,” but during the time when “everybody knew,” oil companies “including Exxon and Shell, made good-faith efforts to understand the scope of the crisis and grapple with possible solutions.”