PBS’s investigative program Frontline had a show that I thought was worth sharing for Earth Day. Frontline: Hot Politics examines the political forces that have impacted how our current laws have fallen (or not fallen) into place concerning the environment and climate change. Here’s a description from the show’s Web site:
FRONTLINE and the Center for Investigative Reporting go behind the scenes to explore how bi-partisan political and economic forces prevented the U.S. government from confronting what may be one of the most serious problems facing humanity today. The film examines some of the key moments that have shaped the politics of global warming, and how local and state governments and the private sector are now taking bold steps in the absence of federal leadership.
You can watch the entire show on the Frontline Web site: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/teach/hotpolitics/