“Hot Politics” re-aired—PBS FRONTLINE program on global warming politics and online interviews


The full PBS FRONTLINE hour-long program on global warming, “Hot Politics,” which first aired on April 24, 2007, and re-aired on April 22, 2008, can be viewed in its entirety online. We are in segment #6—Censorship, discussing the Bush administration’s treatment of the National Assessment of Climate Change Impacts.  Extended text from a number of the interviews is also posted, including interviews with Jim Hansen of NASA and CSW Director Rick Piltz. FRONTLINE and the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) “go behind the scenes to explore how bi-partisan political and economic forces prevented the U.S. government from confronting what may be one of the most serious problems facing humanity today.” 

Also see our earlier post:
April 22, 2007: PBS FRONTLINE “Hot Politics” of global warming on April 24

This FRONTLINE/Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) co-production “examines some of the key moments that have shaped the politics of global warming, and how local and state governments and the private sector are now taking bold steps in the absence of federal leadership.” Also see the CIR video: SCIENCE SUPPRESSED. This 4-minute segment deals with the Bush administration’s suppression of the National Assessment of Climate Change Impacts and includes interveiws with Rick Piltz, Michael MacCracken (National Assessment coordinator), Phil Clapp (National Environmental Trust), Ross Gelbspan (“Boiling Point” author), Susan Joy Hassol (National Assessment co-author), and Andrew Revkin (New York Times).

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