An old rendering of the US post sea level riseby John Nolon

Just came across this link to an old Frank Capra film clip (The Unchained Goddess).  It’s from 1958 and describes what we now know as climate change science, warning that “even now, man may be unwittingly changing the world’s climate through the waste products of his civilization.”  In less than a minute and a half it covers the dangers of carbon dioxide emissions from factories and automobiles, rising earth temperatures, the eventual melting of the polar ice caps, resulting sea level rise, and changing weather patterns.  Capra produced this prescient warning two decades before the National Academy of Sciences reported that the doubling of carbon dioxide would cause a significant rise in global temperatures and over four decades before New York’s Sea Level Rise Task Force (last week)  projected a 55″ rise in sea level by the end of the century.