Climate Change 1958: The Bell Telephone Science Hour

Bell Telephone Science Hour produced this video in 1958, explaining how the production of CO2 from factories and automobiles is causing the atmosphere to warm, melting the polar ice caps, and causing the sea level to rise.

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Frank Capra
Bell Telephone Science Hour

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Teachers should embed this video in a presentation to create conversation about the history of atmospheric science and climate change.

Today we have data regarding the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere, changes in air temperature, sea level rise, and ice cap melting that confirms the comments made by the scientist in the 1958 video.