Yes, I remember watching this on TV with some friends. There was real fear of a nuclear war up to the time the Russian ships turned away from their course to Cuba.About this time 57 years ago when I was a fetus snuggled up to my twin in my mothers womb, another trans atlantic trip was taking place, ships carrying nuclear bombs were heading for Cuba and as far as I know this was as close as humanity ever came to destroying itself and all life on earth.
Mabye I'm crazy, maybe the prospect of a few degrees rise in global warming is as scary as an instant nuclear winter, maybe the severe weather conditions forcast are a more dangerous and imminent threat to humanity than a huge rock from space or a tiny virus, but all I feel about global warming is underwhelmed.
The Kennedy brothers were in charge, with people such as Robert McNamara. Later it turned out that they had some back channels to Moscow, and the crisis was talked thru'.
I wonder would there be the same structured approach under Trump.
Yes in the fifties and sixties we were all afraid of nuclear war. That does not mean that climate change can now be ignored.