Global Climate Change

Why Cars Must Be Green (May 19, 2004)
Car companies look ahead to making environmentally sustainable cars that use less oil and produce less exhaust.

Hot Times in Alaska (June 15, 2004)
Climate models predict major changes for Alaska. Scientists are already seeing these effects as Alaska gets warmer and dryer.  From the boreal forests to the tundra, will Alaska's wildlife adapt - or not - to changing Arctic conditions?     

The Sea's Greatest River (February 16, 2005)

The Gulf Stream is the great ocean conveyor belt that brings warmth from the tropics to the higher latitudes. But as more freshwater enters the seas
from Russian Arctic rivers, this conveyor is in danger of shutting down - with potentially devastating impacts.

Hydrogen Hopes (February 23, 2005)
Hydrogen may be the fuel of the future, but what will it take to safely and efficiently make the transition from today’s fossil fuels?

Air Wars (April 15, 2005)
In a series of recent cases, California’s regulations have been challenged in court, not just by the auto industry, but by the Federal Government.

Hot World - Cold Comfort (April 22, 2005)
Why are some in government still claiming that global warming is a hoax?

Fastest Glacier (July 2005)
A glacier moving way too fast reveals how unpredictable the effects of global warming can be.

Political Science (July 22, 2005)

Is the Bush administration suppressing hard science on the environment to further its political agenda in policy areas like global warming?

Fuel Cells (
July 26, 2005)
NOVA Science Now asks, although hydrogen fuel cell cars promise pollution-free driving, will we see them anytime soon?   

Tuvalu: That Sinking Feeling (December 6, 2005)
Global warming, rising seas.  There is trouble in paradise, especially if you live on an island nation as narrow and flat as Tuvalu, where the average elevation is a mere six feet above sea level.

Stronger Hurricanes (January 2006)   
Is global warming making hurricanes more intense?

Feeling the Heat (February 10, 2006)
Recently, six former EPA heads said the U.S. government isn't doing enough to address global warming.

Is God Green? (October 11, 2006)

A number of conservative evangelicals are arguing that man's stewardship of the planet is a biblical imperative and calling for action to stop global warming. (Note: Ch. 3 and 4 specifically deal with the issue of climate change.)

Science Fiction (
November 2006)
"Grassroots" organizations promote views shared by industry and found hidden ties.

Mass Extinction (November 21, 2006)
What caused the mother of all extinctions 250 million years ago?

The Heat Over Global Warming (January 26, 2007)
NOW talks with Laurie David, environmental activist and co-producer of "An Inconvenient Truth."

Hot Politics (April 24, 2007)

As more and more Americans look for a response to the realities of climate change, FRONTLINE investigates the politics that have prevented the US from confronting one of the most serious problems facing humanity today.

Saved by the Sun (April 2007)
As worldwide demand for electricity increases, so does the burning of fossil fuels to create it, which is contributing to global warming.
Is it time to take solar energy seriously?

Emission Impossible? (July 13, 2007)
California takes on global warming. Will it push the entire country toward action?

Zone Creep (October 10, 2007)
WIRED Science visits scientists and gardeners across the country to talk about how climate change might affect our planet's flora in the coming years.

God and Global Warming (October 26, 2007)
On a journey through Alaska, can evangelicals and scientists find common ground?

Mexico: The Business of Saving Trees (March, 2008)
How one woman has created a biosphere.  Jason Margolis, travels to the heart of rural Mexico to discover how a former schoolteacher is using the commodity of carbon to revitalize and entire region

Save Energy, Save Money, Save the Planet (March 28, 2008)
Could a new effort to fight global warming save money and create jobs at the same time? NOW looks at a city-wide plan in Cambridge, Mass.

Car of the Future (Apr. 2008)
Join the 'Car Talk' guys as they hit the road in search of a new breed of clean, fuel-efficient vehicles.

Asia and Africa: Living on the Edge (June 2008)

Reporter Martin Smith travels to the foothills of the Himalayas, to parched areas of Eastern Africa and to the Namibian coast to share some devastating field notes regarding the human consequences of a warming planet.

Capturing Carbon (July, 2008)
An eighth-grader's science fair project prompts her scientist father to develop a new way to pull excess carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.

Heat (Oct. 2008)
Martin Smith investigates how the world's largest corporations and governments are responding to Earth's looming environmental disaster.

Sea Change (January 2009)
The world's oceans face a global-warming catastrophe. We're now what many scientists would call at tipping points.  What can we do about it?

Power Struggle (January 2009)
Will the green energy dream come to fruition? NOW explores obstacles to the promise of renewables — energy generated from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, and rain.

The Big Energy Gamble (January 2009)
Can California's ambitious plan to cut greenhouse gases actually succeed?  NOVA explores the pros and cons of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's bold approach, which could be adopted nationwide during the Obama administration.

Extreme Ice (March 2009)
Around the world, glaciers and ice sheets have begun breaking apart and accelerating toward the oceans faster than ever imagined possible.  Scientists are rushing to document this potentially disastrous runaway meltdown.

Can Coal be Earth-Friendly? (April 10, 2009)
Can America's cheapest and most plentiful energy resource be produced without burning the environment?

On Thin Ice (April 17, 2009)
A Himalayan journey reveals how melting glaciers threaten global water and food supplies.

Profile: Lonnie Thompson (July 2009)
A climatologist struggles to save ancient history preserved in ice that is now melting.


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