Why was Climate Change ignored in the 70s, 80s, 90s?

Also why isn't it effecting coastal cities?

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  • 12 months ago
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    It was ignored in the 20th century because industries and corporations, and the politicians that rely upon them, wanted to ignore it.

    It is affecting the world... but the rate at which the sea level is rising has been exaggerated in the past. That is true, and it certainly didn't help convince people to take it seriously.

    The sea level is rising, but it will take several decades for the effects of that to be noticeable, although there are former islands that are no longer above the ocean now. Sooner than that, there will be other problems, like crops being unable to grow, and tropical diseases spreading into temperate zones.

    Most of all, climate change will result in more unpredictable weather patterns. Yes, in the big picture, temperatures are getting warmer globally, that is a measurable reality, but what we will really notice is wilder and more extreme weather conditions... and that includes harsh winters as well as hot summers.

  • zipper
    Lv 6
    12 months ago

    No one believed it would get this bad, the earth does have cycles of hot and cold. Look at the ice ages, there were 7 in total that also means there was a warm up 7 times as well. And man kind had nothing to do with any of that!

  • james
    Lv 7
    12 months ago

    We did look at it in the 80s & 90s. We came up with the answers of how to stop global warming. Even cause global cooling. For a very cheap price. This was before air pollution & other high dollar big kick back to polititions became involved in it. As far as climate change there is little we can do. The Earths tilt has changed to the sun. The magnetic pole has weakened. It has changed location. This does cause climate change more than warming does. Even B.O. as President admitted this. Laws were almost pasted in the U.S. to end global warming before the bucks to politicals started rolling in. So the time was not yet right for the choosen to move in on the money yet to be made.

  • Anonymous
    12 months ago

    Because it wasn't snowflake liberal dominated

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  • Mike
    Lv 7
    12 months ago

    It was ignored in the 1960s too LBJ was fighting a war ,"Guns and Butter"

  • Dirac
    Lv 4
    12 months ago

    Because people prioritize things, and it didn't seem like as much of a priority back then. Because we ignored it, it's becoming more and more of a problem. If we don't do something soon it will be an unsolvable problem.

    And it is affecting coastal cities, but the rate of sea level rise is not that rapid.

  • Cowboy
    Lv 6
    12 months ago

    LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    such a fool - you must be republican LOL

  • 12 months ago

    It wasn’t. Do some more research.

  • Anonymous
    12 months ago

    1 it wasn't ignored then except maybe by you

    2 the *affect* on coastal cities is documented and again, ignored by you

    Source(s): al gore
  • 12 months ago

    Back then, no one wanted to believe it was true. Even now, you'll find people claiming it's all a hoax. But the satellite photos of receding glaciers, the increasing frequency and severity of hurricanes and tornados, the droughts and floods all show something bad is happening. And the hurricanes ARE affecting our coastal cities. If you rare referring to rising sea levels, it takes awhile for it to happen, what with all that water sloshing around the planet. But it is measurable.

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