Monday, October 01, 2012

Don’t be a Corporate Head, but a responsible citizen: Watch Frontline’s “Climate of Doubt”

Climate Change isn't on the presidential debate schedule, but it is on Frontline’s schedule “Climate of Doubt” 10/23/2012.

It is beyond tragic that the most important issue of our age, Climate Change, will not be a major part of the presidential debates.

You’d think the evidence of extreme weather, droughts, heatwaves, and ocean acidification would be obvious enough for people at this point in our history to have that discussion as they (allegedly) choose their next leader.

But so much fossil fuel industry money has corrupted US politics that the media and the candidates are petrified to talk about the man-made warming of our planet.

At least one of the most respected news programs, Frontline, is going to take on Climate Change and how money, not facts, has created doubt on a subject that most scientist do not doubt. This critical report will not show before the debates, but at least it will be aired before the elections.
Maybe that is enough time.

FRONTLINE | "A Climate of Doubt" Preview | PBS Four years ago, climate change was hot. Politicians from both parties, pressed by an anxious public, seemed poised to act. But that was then. Today, public opinion about the climate issue has cooled, and politicians either ignore the issue or loudly proclaim their skepticism of scientific evidence that human activity is imperiling the planet. What's behind this reversal? FRONTLINE correspondent John Hockenberry of PRI's The Takeaway goes inside the organizations that fought the scientific establishment, environmental groups, and lawmakers to shift the direction of debate on climate issues and redefined the politics of global warming. Watch on air and online beginning October 23 at 10 pm ET on PBS.  Climate of Doubt - from Frontline
Don’t be a Corporate Head; think about your responsibility to our environment, which keep us alive, and demand that Climate Change be a part of the presidential debates.

Climate Change denial is an American problem fueled by the fossil fuel industry and it threatens our future. Go to the League of Conservation voters and send a message to debate moderator Jim Lehre to SIGN OUR PETITION TO ASK OBAMA AND ROMNEY AT THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE: "HOW DO YOU PLAN TO ADDRESS THE CLIMATE CRISIS?"

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