1935 ‘Punch’ cartoon mocks scientists and highlights 1930’s warmth

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The caption reads: “D’you reckon it’s true George, what them scientists says, that the world is slowly coolin’?”.


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14 Responses to 1935 ‘Punch’ cartoon mocks scientists and highlights 1930’s warmth

  1. sfx2020 says:

    How do you find these things? It’s fascinating.

  2. gator69 says:

    Less than 3 months later this happened…

    “The 1935 Labor Day Hurricane was the strongest and most intense hurricane to make landfall in the United States and the Atlantic Basin in recorded history. The second tropical cyclone, second hurricane, and second major hurricane of the 1935 Atlantic hurricane season, the Labor Day Hurricane was the first of three Category 5 hurricanes at landfall that the United States endured during the 20th Century (the other two being 1969’s Hurricane Camille and 1992’s Hurricane Andrew). After forming as a weak tropical storm east of the Bahamas on August 29, it slowly proceeded westward and became a hurricane on September 1. As Labor Day approached, hurricane warnings went up over the Keys. A train was dispatched from Miami to evacuate the Works Progress Administration (WPA) construction workers, consisting almost entirely of Bonus Army veterans and their families, from the ramshackle camps they were living in Windley Key and Lower Matecumbe Key. The train was almost entirely swept away before reaching the camps late on September 2. When it finally arrived in Upper Metecumbe Key only the engine survived the winds and wall of water that swept through the area. [1] The hurricane struck the Upper Keys on Labor Day, Monday, September 2. The storm continued northwest along the Florida west coast, weakening before its second landfall near Cedar Key, Florida on September 4.”


    Dad used to talk about this often, as it happened when he was a boy living in Miami. 100 men who were working on the Overseas Railroad were washed out to sea and never seen again.

  3. tallbloke says:

    My dear old mum was born in 1935. I was her 29th birthday present. My lady spotted the bound edition of Punch for 1935 on Amazon, so we bought it as a gift for her 80th birthday next month.

  4. emsnews says:

    My mother-in-law was living on the West Shore of Long Island when the 1938 Hurricane hit there! She was walking home during it!

  5. docfjs says:

    Left Wingers/”Progressives” do not believe in history. I am willing to bet that Barack Obama has the history IQ of a five year old.

  6. JN says:

    Gavin will cite this as proof the world was cooling in the 1930s, just as his revised data shows.

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