Comment 60416

By mrjanitor (registered) | Posted February 28, 2011 at 17:54:36

In 1956 an educational movie called Our Mr. Sun was produced and talked about how we were going to run out of energy. For the impatient please watch from 42:15 to 45:00. Energy is discussed until the end, where the consequences of not using solar power are shown from 51:00 to 51:29. The term 'peak oil' was not invented yet but it's coming was clearly alluded to in the movie. It's produced by Frank Capra so it gets a little preachy but it's worth watching the whole movie to see what scientists were thinking of in the mid 50's.

I also remember seeing another old movie (old even then) when I was in school around 1974 that also talked about running out of energy in 50 years or so, can't find that one on the internet yet but I'll keep looking.

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