A 36-year-old documentary which made clear climate change was becoming a serious problem — a quarter of a century before Al Gore’s landmark film An Inconvenient Truth — has been rediscovered.
Clips from the ITV programme, called Warming Warning, have now been made publicly available on YouTube by its current owner, Fremantle Media, following a request by the Carbon Brief website.
Broadcast on 8 December, 1981 — after an episode of Brideshead Revisited and before a discussion of Lord Soper’s favourite hymns — the documentary contained expert predictions that the average global temperature could rise by two to three degrees Celsius as a result of the doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide.
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