Global Warming: What You Need to Know

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If you didn’t catch Tom Brokaw’s fact-packed documentary on global warming Sunday evening, you still have a chance to tune in. Discovery Channel will air “Global Warming: What You Need to Know” three more times this month.

I strongly encourage anyone who embraces organic living to watch this two-hour special report, which features interviews with the world’s leading experts, visual depictions that explain the greenhouse effect and carbon dioxide emissions, and CGI computer models that graphically illustrate our future if global warming fails to become an international priority.

Brokaw visits hot spots most affected by climate change, including Patagonian glaciers, the Amazon and Australia’s Great Keppel Island coral reef (pictured above), part of the Great Barrier Reef that has been ravaged by rising ocean temperatures.

The scientists interviewed provide practical solutions for American families, demonstrating how to dramatically reduce carbon dioxide emissions by taking very simple steps: buying locally grown food, unplugging appliances, adjusting your thermostat, using public transportation, etc.

Encore Viewing Times:

  • July 23 (midnight)
  • July 29 (2 p.m.)
  • July 30 (10 a.m.)

Recommended Links

  • Click here for video highlights from the show.
  • Click here for a primer on global warming.
  • Click here to take the Greenhouse Challenge, which tests your knowledge of global warming.


Paste the following URL into your MP3 player to hear renowned Princeton geoscientist Dr. Michael Oppenheimer’s podcast on global warming:

Photo courtesy of Discovery Channel/BBC

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