Gallery: Discovery Channel Surrenders to Petition, Will Show Climate Ch...

 

After recent rumors that the Discovery Channel was going to cut the last episode of their Frozen Planet series – the one that deals exclusively with climate change – people were outraged and an online petition was organized. Almost 84,000 curious individuals slapped their names on the Change.org petition asking Discovery to air the episode, and the people have won. Yesterday, Discovery announced that they will in fact be airing the series in full starting on Sunday, March 18 and it will be capped off by episode number seven, “Frozen Planet: On Thin Ice,” which warns the human race of the dangers of our melting ice caps.

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  1. meloop@verizon.net January 21, 2012 at 2:46 am

    When I attended college in tyhe early 1970’s, we were instructed that our generation had “nothing to worry about” vis a vis climate alteration.
    We were assured by every scientist that Global warming, or climate change of disastrous proportions, would not even begin to affect the planet until the years in the 23rd or 24th century. By then, humans would have long since left Earth or created a real and effective solution to the filthy combustion energy problem.
    It appears that not only were the scientists way off by centuries but that big oil companies have been misleading the people as to what their true intentions were.
    As far as the Exxon or Chevron or any South American or middle eastern exporters are concerned; the more of their oil burned, the better. They will just wish real hard for the consequences to affect other people, preferably in Africa and Bangladesh.
    But anyone who wants to replace their woderful coal or oil will be attacked as an enemy of all humanity.
    They will convince ignorant tree-huggers that the real enemy is solar panels, wind farms and nuclear energy, not the ever more toxic, ever faster and denser burning of hydrocarbons.

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