The past is truly a foreign country

The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.
— L.P. Hartley, The Go-Between

This newspaper clipping was making the rounds again:

I’ve mentioned this before but back then I made a mistake: I read it as a warning regarding climate change.

The clipping is taken from page 7 in The Rodney and Otamatea Times, August 14, 1912, but is actually referring to an article in Popular Mechanics which reads somewhat similarly:

Except that global warming is seen as a good thing:

Fairer weather? What’s not to like, right?

It wasn’t a warning as I thought it was.












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