The climate campaign always tries to downplay the fact that the global cause du jour in the mid-1970s was the prospect of a new ice age. It was only a handful of marginal scientists (though Newsweek reported the scientific community was “almost unanimous” about the threat of cooling, almost as though it was a “consensus”), and a few scattered media reports.
The indispensable WattsUpWithThat website of Anthony Watts has done a public service by collating a large number of the press accounts of the issue from the time, and offers a list of 65 stories between 1970 and 1980. Keep in mind that these only represent the ones that are retrievable on the Internet today; there are likely a multiple of this not available online.
And then there’s this fabulous one-minute snippet from the late 1970s featuring the late Stephen Schneider, one of the leading warmists of the last two decades, plumping for the new ice age hypothesis back then