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July 18, 2006 09:46AM
http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117931078?categoryid=32&cs=1

Global Warming: What You Need to Know

..........Add Tom Brokaw to the list of guys who once had important jobs and have turned their attention to global warming. Discovery's Brokaw-hosted spec actually proves a slick and fitting companion to "An Inconvenient Truth," Al Gore's feature documentary/horror movie about the topic, rolling out some of the same charts and graphs. Taken together, they prosecute a persuasive case that any serious scientific dispute is over and it's just a question of deciding what measures to pursue before Greenland melts and everyone within five miles of the current coastline is saying, "Glug glug glug."...............

..........In the simplest of terms, more carbon dioxide equals more heat and less ice, which means, among other things, fewer polar bears -- part of the "mass extinction events" to which NASA Institute for Space Studies chief James Hansen grimly alludes. "We're talking about remaking the world in very dangerous ways," adds Princeton geosciences professor Michael Oppenheimer.

Gore, not surprisingly, has come under political fire for his "The debate's over" approach, and that docu's title refers to the various corporate and governmental forces with a vested interest in maintaining the status quo. Yet despite a more straightforward moniker, this Brokaw-fronted report is equally unyielding, saying a "vast majority" of scientists no longer doubt the planet is warming, with potentially dire consequences.

Slowly, convincingly, the two-hour spec crisscrosses the globe, lending graphic credence to theories proffered by the brainiacs, who articulate the risks in a down-to-earth manner that won't leave laypeople (and TV critics) scratching their heads. It's precisely the kind of sober, underheated exploration needed of an issue where alarmism is frequently charged by those who would marginalize the scientific community as shrill Chicken Littles............

I watched the Global Warming documentary with Tom Brokaw, which was aired last Sunday, and it was excellent. As an example however, of what the " general population " find's more worthy of its time, consider that there were about 5 people in attendance at the recent showing we saw of Al Gore's global warming documentary, " An Inconvenient Truth ", while, Pirates of the Caribean " was getting mass attendance. Dire Climate change will be inconvenient beyond measure, but people in general, are continueing to show by thier behavior, and actions, that denial, and pusuits of endless entertainment, will out-weigh thier interest in serriously addressing the huge challenges that are just now beginning to break upon the shores of civilization as we know it. The clock is ticking, the alarm bells are sounding, and in a relatively short time, the " truth " will show itself, for all to see.
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