One of the arguments that often comes up during discussions on global warming, it’s even come up here on SEB, is that some of the folks pushing global warming look like they’re in it to make a buck. While it’s certain that some of them are, the implication seems to be that this is just something those people dreamed up recently, but I can remember hearing about the potential for global warming back when I was a kid and scientists had been talking about it well before I was born. Take the following clip from a 1957 episode of the Bell Telephone Hour titled “The Unchained Goddess.” It pretty much says what’s being said today, but well before global warming was something most folks had ever heard of:
I find it hard to believe that people hoping to make a quick buck over a phony crisis would take some 50 years to do it. That shows one helluva foresight and long-range planning.
Found via Boing Boing.