Now here’s a thing, my son found this page on Snopes.com. It is from the Rodney & Otametea Times dated the 14th of August 1912. 105 years ago. The link to Snopes.com. gives more details and further articles written at a similar time.
Worth a long look, it is a sobering thought that the impact of burning fossil fuels on the climate was recognised so early last century.