The Unchained Goddess

Cinema Arts Centre Huntington, NY


Jeffrey S. Tongue

Science and Operations Office, National Weather Service

The Unchained Goddess— The Science of Climate Change, Then and Now

Jeffrey S. Tongue led a post-screening Q&A on the science of climate change.

Cinema Arts Centre Huntington, NY

Film Synopsis

Produced by Frank Capra, The Unchained Goddess expresses early concerns about climate change and the dangers of global warming. 

Climate research has come a long way in the last few decades, but the basic mechanism of climate change is fairly simple and has been broadly understood for more than half a century. The Unchained Goddess is an early examination of what weather is and how it works. Made nearly 50 years before Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, this pioneering and entertaining documentary, part of the Bell Science Series, reveals that scientists have known for over two generations about the dangers of global warming, while politicians and much of the citizenry have chosen to ignore the implications.

About the Speaker

Jeffrey S. Tongue works for the science and operations office at the National Weather Service. He previously worked as a staff meteorologist at the Edwards Air Force Base, as the chief in the Technical Programs Evaluation Section for Aerospace Sciences, and as a meteorologist for the South Florida Water Management District. He received a BS from the State University of New York, Oneonta in 1981, and an MS from Texas A&M University in 1987.