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"Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today -- but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all."
- Isaac Asimov

Antithermal Shield  
  A material that protected against climate warming.  

"A ride, sir? Better get indoors; it's almost noon"

Gasping, almost unable to breathe, Leo said, "Yes, thanks..." He unsteadily got into the cab, and fell back at once against the seat, panting in the coolness provided by its antithermal shield.

From The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, by Philip K. Dick.
Published by Doubleday in 1965
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Buildings were also provided with antithermal shielding in the roof; entrances were provided with antithermal curtains.

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