Real Science has a post showing a newspaper from 1934 asking if the Arctic is melting and the Statue of Liberty will be partially submerged, followed by a headline from March 2016 with a similar story.
There’s an even more similar claim here:
It’s just a constant recycling of claims of impending doom. The cartoons of people who stood on the sidewalk with signs saying “The End is Near” are being crowded out by the “scientists” of doom, global warming soothsayers.
For all our technology, we are just as gullible as those who sacrificed virgins to their gods in the hopes of getting rain, bought magic elixirs from traveling salesmen and bought plans for perpetual motion machines. Human beings seem hopelessly mired in wishful thinking and what they wish for the most is their own demise, it seems. And there’s always someone there to sell them the plans.