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BBC - Are We Changing Planet Earth?

Postby eazbak » Sat May 27, 2006 11:45 am

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Part of the Climate Chaos Series

In the first of a two-part documentary, David Attenborough explores just how far climate change is altering our planet, from drought-stricken rainforest to declining polar bears, from flooded homes to bleached coral. He searches for the evidence that it is our daily activities which are radically changing the climate, leaving the future of Earth largely up to us.

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Postby eazbak » Sat Jun 03, 2006 8:53 am

Part Two

Can We Save Planet Earth?

David Attenborough explores just how much climate change is altering our planet. He looks ahead to find out what needs to be done to save Planet Earth from the worst impact of global warming

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Panorama - Climate Chaos: Bush's Climate of Fear

Postby Adam Cook » Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:22 pm

Climate Chaos: Bush's Climate of Fear

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Sunday 4 June 2006
22:15-22:55 BBC One

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See pictures and read Hilary's account of life for some of the world's first global warming refugees


A US government whistleblower tells Panorama how scientific reports about global warming have been systematically changed and suppressed.

Some of America's leading climate scientists claim to Panorama that they have been censored and gagged by the administration.

One of them believes the publication of his report, which catalogues the unprecedented rate of ice melt in the Arctic, was delayed as Americans prepared to vote in 2004.

The scientists claim that when Bush came to power in 2000 his administration selected advice which argued that global warming was not a result of human activities and that the phenomenon could be natural.


What Panorama Found Out

Jim Hansen - US climate scientist wrote:For five or 10 years the public has not been fully informed. We were not taking the initial steps that need to be taken. If we continue down this path we're going to be past a point at which we can avoid really large climate changes.


Bob Corell - Author of Arctic Assessment Report wrote:If the report had come out it would have been a very strong piece in the presidential election in the US.


Former government official wrote:If they could suppress it they would. If they couldn't they would ignore it. If they could edit it they would edit it.



But one of the people who suggested the president adopt that position explains to Panorama how he has changed his point of view: "It's now 2006. I think most people would conclude that there is global warming taking place and that the behaviour of humans is affecting the climate. I am not the administration. What they want to do is their business. it has nothing to do with what I believe."

Panorama's reporter Hilary Andersson visits some of the first refugees of global warming who come from an island in Arctic Alaska which has been inhabited for 4,000 years ago but is now melting into the sea.

In the last six years most industrialised nations have cut greenhouse gas emissions but under Bush America's emissions have increased by an average of one per cent a year.

The administration is now spending money to establish cleaner ways of burning coal and to cut emissions but is still reluctant to risk damaging the American fuel industries.

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I told the world I thought the Kyoto deal was a lousy deal for America. It meant that we had to cut emissions below 1990 levels which would have meant I would have presided over massive lay offs and economic destruction.


James Connaughton - Bush's senior adviser on the environment wrote:Energy is central to our economy. If you're going to make energy policy you need to talk to the energy industry.





But some scientists say this will take too long. One of them tells Panorama how he was told NASA would have to approve everything he planned to write and say publicly about the effects of global warming.

Another scientist from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) tells Panorama he had research which established global warming could increase the intensity of hurricanes. He was due to give an interview about his work but claims he was gagged.

Three weeks later in August 2005, Hurricane Katrina killed at least 1,200 people in New Orleans and was recorded as one of the strongest Atlantic storms. But the NOAA website said unusual hurricane activity is not related to global warming.

Panorama learns that some scientists are afraid that what they see as a cover up will leave it too late for the US to have any hope of controlling climate changes brought about by global warming.


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BBC - Five Disasters Waiting to Happen

Postby eazbak » Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:14 pm

DOCUMENTARY: Five Disasters Waiting to Happen
Channel: BBC 2
Date: Tuesday 6th June 2006

Part of the Climate Chaos Series

Documentary, based on climate scenarios predicted by leading experts, examining how prepared five threatened places are for potential catastrophic events.

As the world swaps theories on global warming, Five Disasters Waiting To Happen looks at how some of the world's leading cities are dealing with the practical reality of climate change.

London is building on stilts to counter the threat of river flooding;
Paris is searching for new ways to beat the heat after 15,000 heatwave deaths in 2003;
Shanghai and Mumbai are threatened by typhoons and monsoonal flooding;
and the South Pacific island of Tuvalu may provide a warning to the world with the first climate change environmental refugees.

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visamlord

Postby visamlord » Wed May 14, 2008 12:22 pm

thank you...


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