Gambling With Gulf Stream Aka Gambling On… 1936

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    Full title reads: "Gambling with the Gulf Stream".

    A look at how the Gulf Stream affects weather all over the Earth.

    L/S of Atlantic Ocean taken from stern of liner. Various shots of coal mine with words - "two years heat' - superimposed over the top. Narrator explains Gulf Stream provides more heat that global coal supplies could in two years in one day. Various shots of drought landscape and flooded landscapes.

    Animation of Earth with Gulf Stream highlighted. Animation of stream crossing Atlantic and splitting into three forks. Various shots of English orchard in Spring - narrator says Gulf Stream mellows our climate. Panning shot of chilly Labrador coast. Animation showing that Labrador and Britain are on same latitude but Labrador does not benefit from warm Gulf Stream.

    Animation showing how 'cold wall' current that separates American East Coast from Gulf Stream. Animation demonstrating idea of eccentric American senator; he wanted to sink a large wall to deflect cold wall away from States. Montage explaining what would happen to Europe if this crazy notion was put into practice. M/S of orchard. Various gratuitous shots of women in swimsuits - representative of things we'd lose. Various shots of icebergs - which according to narrator would be off out coast.

    Animation of map showing Gulf Stream being redirected towards Arctic as result of Senator's plan. Top shot of melting ice flows. Cartoon of North Pole - the snow melts and tropical plants grow. Cartoon of North Pole jumping through dessert. Cartoonist is probably Joe Noble.

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    Cataloguer:
    Amelia
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    39740
    Sort Number:
    PT 350
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:21:00 / 01:36:50:00
    Canister:
    PT 350
    Film ID:
    1144.15
    Issue Date:
    07/12/1936
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