Please watch PBS’s special (listed locally for 9pm Tuesday, October 21, 2008) HEAT.
If you don’t already rave over the documentaries Frontline brings watch HEAT. If you just woke from a comma, or are from another planet you might not know that Frontline along with PBS consistently produce and publish quality material that can and should launch public policy debate at your town center.
Here is a snippet from the groups’ press release:
HEAT Tuesday, October 21, 2008, from 9 to 11 P.M. ET on PBS
Melting glaciers, rising sea levels, fires, floods and droughts. On the eve of a historic election, award-winning producer and correspondent Martin Smith investigates how the world’s largest corporations and governments are responding to Earth’s looming environmental disaster. HEAT , part of “PBS Vote 2008” election coverage, confronts the defining story of our time in a two-hour FRONTLINE investigation airing Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, from 9 to 11 P.M. ET on PBS (check local listings).
“I have reported on the Cold War, the breakup of the Soviet Union, the rise of Al Qaeda, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan,” says Smith. “But nothing matches climate change in scope and severity.”
The world needs to dramatically cut the carbon emissions responsible for wreaking havoc on the planet’s climate, according to Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, whose organization, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), shared last year’s Nobel Peace Prize. “If we don’t take action immediately, we face a crisis,” Pachauri tells Smith. “Climate change is caused by human actions, and we need to do something about it. The sooner we realize that, the better.”