This was originally called “CBS News Presents: Global Warming: The Melting
Ice Caps” at the CBS affililiates resource site they call it “CBS News Presents: The Age of Warming” for Sunday.
here is the synopsis of a previous segment “The Age of Warming”
They are focusing on Antarctica on that one. The original aired in April 2007, then they did a “revised” version in August 2007. This may be another “reheated leftovers” of that broadcast. It may be something related to the writers strike. I’m not sure.
Here is their PR on it.
It looks like James Hansen managed to escape “censorship” once again as they say: “He also speaks to NASA’s top scientist studying climate, who says the Bush administration has restricted what he can say about global warming. ”
Maybe they sent Andy Rooney out to grouse at some penguins too.
One of my contacts on an email list I belong to pointed to this as a possible reason they are airing this special a third time:
“All of this is carefully orchestrated to force a polar bear listing onto the US Fish and Wildlife Service, who knows the science is not there for a listing, but is trying to get sued into doing it anyway. The science is so bad, the final listing decision was postponed another month. Getting a listing is for the greens like capturing the Queen during end game.”
Once you watch the show, you can decide for yourself and contact CBS Media Relations to tell them what you thought about it:
Director, CBS News Communications (“60 Minutes”)