Hey, that's based on Make Room! Make Room! (1966) by Harry Harrison, with the droughts, power blackouts and as I recall, the heatwaves. But nothing about crackers - though a plotline involving soylent steaks.
Correct self, the book features red and brown crackers, oatmeal, and fishy substance from undersea collection of plankton. Of course no people being made into crackers, which the film added when it dumped most of the plot of the book. From skimming the book, no mention of global warming, so that's a good find in the film clip. The book opens with a sweltering August heatwave in New York, which is broken by torrential rain, then ends at the New Year with fine cold snow. Maybe there's some mention of climate change, but looks as though that was something modified in the film.
What a coincidence, I just got home from watching this at the cinema! (Part of a series of 70's films about the future). That scene made me think of the 70's cooling myth right away.
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