Carl Sagan Keynote Speech at Emerging Issues Forum (1990)
Dr. Sagan's 2/9/1990 address before the 5th Emerging Issues Forum at NCSU, broadcast live on NC Public TV. Sagan spoke at the invitation of former Gov. Jim Hunt, co-creator of the Forum. The speech begins at 6:12.
Thirty-one years ago, Carl Sagan (host of the original Cosmos television series, think of today's Neil DeGrasse Tyson) spoke on the risks and remedies of global warming and climate change. If you want to have some idea of what we knew and what was recommended at the time, and how many decades we've lost ... Watch and listen.
It's also worth emphasizing that this event was held in North Carolina, at the invitation of the governor of that state, something hard to imagine occurring today.
Though the Republican Party is revealed again as the party of denial opposed to science.