Has the Bush administration covered up scientists' findings that humans contribute significantly to global warming?
Global Warming - Bush's Climate of Fear uncovers claims from a US government whistleblower that scientific reports about global warming have been systematically changed and suppressed. Panorama's reporter Hilary Andersson visits some of the first refugees of global warming who come from an island in Arctic Alaska which has been inhabited for 4,000 years, but is now melting into the sea.
In the last six years most industrialized nations have cut greenhouse gas emissions, but under the Bush administration emissions have increased by an average of one percent a year. The administration is now spending money to establish cleaner ways of burning coal and to cut emissions, but is still reluctant to risk damaging the American fuel industries.
Panorama learns that some scientists are afraid that what they see as a cover up will leave it too late for the US to have any hope of controlling climate changes brought about by global warming.
To learn more about this program, visit the BBC's Panorama website.
THE END OF OIL
Global Warming: Bush's Climate of Fear was originally presented as part of Link TV's The End of Oil , a four-hour special on the depletion of world oil supply, climate change and what we can do about it. Outside the Box with Peter Coyote: Beyond Big Oil was also screened during this special presentation.