But that isn't the issue today we don't tend to believe anything either the print media or Scientific community espouses because none of them can do anything without being political. Remember the Gas crisis of the 70s turned out to be bogas and we were supposed to be out of gas in 30 years. That would have been 2005.
Still reading the list put out by the National Bicycle dealers Association we have yet to sell as many adult bikes in one year as we did in 1975. Close but not more and there were far fewer people in the US in 1975.
But our memories aren't faulty only the information we got then and now seems to be. I remember when CARB passed a law that All automotive manufacturers would have a Zero Emmisions car in their fleet by the year 2000. All the big companies went to them and said they might be able to give them a hybrid but not a Zero Emmissions car. CARB stuck to their guns and prior to 2000 GM have the EV-1 and Ford had some small EV car. But in 1999 Toyota offered a Hybrid, even if they had a EV Rav-4 fleet in New York. CARB folded and GM removed the EV-1, Toyota discontinued the EV-Rav4 and we were back to were we were 30 earlier with Hybrids that got the same mileage as the real early Hondas and later the Metro.
And some of us turned back to cycling, one big circle.