A 1958 educational film by Frank Capra (director of It’s a Wonderful Life) warns of the dangers of global climate change due to burning fossil fuels. The film predicts that excess carbon dioxide emissions will eventually lead to increased temperatures, melting of the polar ice caps, and rising oceans — nearly 50 years before the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirmed the scientific basis for such warnings in its 2007 report.
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Global warnings—from 50 years ago
by Carrie Ching, Reveal
April 29, 2008