October 1938 was a remarkable month.
The War of The Worlds was broadcast over the radio in the US. Hitler occupied the Sudetenland. Winston Churchill explained to the world that Neville Chamberlain was an idiot.
Ignoring those minor details, the really big news was climate change in the US.
Almost the entire US saw above normal temperatures. The great plains had temperatures close to ten degrees above normal.
CO2 levels were 310 ppm at the time, well below Hansen’s safe level of 350 ppm. What would Joe Romm say if this happened now?