Scientists have known burning coal warms the climate for a long time. This 1912 headline proves it.

On August 14, 1912, a New Zealand newspaper’s “science notes and news” section ran a blurb headlined, “Coal consumption affecting climate.” An Australian paper ran the same headline and blurb the previous month. As the full clipping read (emphasis added), “The furnaces of the world are now burning about 2,000,000,000…