But “these are media articles, not peer reviewed scientific papers. Does a consensus on global cooling emerge from the scientific literature“ of that time?
Even at that time the majority of scientific work was about the global warming:
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The “climate studies from 1965 to 1979 (and in a refreshing change to other similar surveys, lists all the papers)” were surveyed. “They find very few papers (7 in total) predict global cooling. This isn't surprising. What surprises is that even in the 1970s, on the back of 3 decades of cooling, more papers (42 in total) predict global warming due to CO2 than cooling.”