BBC2 - Earth - The Climate Wars (2008)

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BBC2 - Earth - The Climate Wars (2008)

Post by Pavy Crevis » Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:22 pm

BBC2 - Earth - The Climate Wars
Aired: 07th September 2008


Earth - The Climate Wars - E01 - The Battle Begins.avi  [578.69 Mb]


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http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00djvq9
In the 1970s the world seemed to be falling apart. From acid rain to overpopulation, ecological concerns were at the fore. And it was at this time that climate change first became a hot political issue. But it wasn't global warming that frightened scientists, it was the complete opposite; a new ice age.
Dr Iain Stewart traces the history of climate change from its very beginning and examines just how the scientific community managed to get it so very wrong back in the Seventies. Along the way he uncovers some of the great unsung heroes of climate change science, and introduces us to a secret organisation of American government scientists, known as Jason, who wrote the first official report on global warming as far back as 1979.
He shows how - by the late 1980s - global warming had already become a serious political issue. It looked as if the world was uniting to take action. But it turned out to be a false dawn. Because in the 1990s global warming would be transformed into one of the biggest scientific controversies of our age.

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Post by Pavy Crevis » Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:33 pm

BBC2 - Earth - The Climate Wars - E02 - Fightback
Aired: 07th September 2008


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Dr Iain Stewart (Earth – The Power Of The Planet) continues his definitive guide to the history of climate change.
In the second film he investigates the global warming "backlash" – the intense debate about the reality of man-made global warming that raged during the Nineties and into this century.
At the start of the Nineties it appeared that everyone was united. At the Rio Earth summit the world signed up to a programme of action to start tackling climate change. Even George Bush was there – the first George Bush that is. But the consensus didn't last.
Iain examines the scientific arguments that developed as the global warming sceptics took on the climate change consensus. The sceptics attacked almost everything that the scientists held to be true. They argued that the planet wasn't warming up and that, even if it was, it was nothing unusual. Certainly whatever was happening to the climate was nothing to do with human emissions of greenhouse gases.
This film looks back in search of the scientific truth, exploring everything from the "medieval warming period" to the "urban heat island effect".
Iain also looks in detail at the experiments undertaken to establish the pattern of the Earth's temperature over the last 1,000 years. He follows the development of the political and economic battles as the scientific evidence about global warming grew in strength.
As the science became more settled, Iain reveals the strategies pursued by the sceptics and their political allies, including the George W Bush administration, to remain on the fence in order to delay action to tackle climate change.
Throughout the film Iain interviews some of the key global-warming sceptics, and discovers how their positions have changed over time.

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Post by Pavy Crevis » Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:02 pm

BBC2 - Earth - Climate Wars - Fight for the Future
Aired: 21st September 2008


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Having explained the science behind global warming, and addressed the arguments of the climate change sceptics earlier in the series, in this third and final part Dr Iain Stewart looks at the biggest challenge now facing climate scientists. Just how can they predict exactly what changes global warming will bring?
It’s a journey that takes him from early attempts to model the climate system with dishpans, to supercomputers, and to the frontline of climate research today: Greenland. Most worryingly he discovers that scientists are becoming increasingly concerned that their models are actually underestimating the speed of changes already underway.

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Post by Mr. Fido » Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:13 pm

Pruned...

Looks very interesting. Thanks!

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