“There’s a tiny little engine in the green of this grass and the green of the trees,” explains Jimmy Stewart in one of his many magical moments on screen. “It takes energy from the rays of the sun and stores it up.”
Who doesn’t fall in love with Jimmy Stewart watching any one of his films? Here is a remarkable capture of his vision of the miracle of the green in the grass:
Yes, he was pondering “green” and renewable energy in 1938. This short scene is from You Can’t Take it With You, directed by Frank Capra, who is as handsome as Jimmy and has a manifest ability to share the interrelationship between art and science.
Capra based much of his film work in reality and captured the theory of quick climate change very early on. In 1958, he posed ideas–questions of environmental endangerment–that became true. “Man may be unwittingly changing the world’s climate through the waste products of our civilization” was stated in the popular Bell Telephone Science Hour, specials from the 1950s:
And below more from the Bell Telephone Science Hour discussing the revolutionary ……. “Sunshine Wafer.”
Thanks to Peter Sinclair for reminding us of these delights over on Climate Denial Crock of the Week!
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