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Burning Question: Propaganda and the Denial of Climate Change, A

Synopsis
Climate change has been hailed as "the biggest challenge to mankind in human history" and has also been called "the biggest swindle". Today many people are confused as to what climate change is and what consequences lie ahead for Ireland in the near and distant future. In this documentary Duncan Stewart explores the gap between public perceptions of climate change, what the scientists are trying to tell us, and what role the media are playing. Paleoclimatologist Professor Jennifer McElwain examines the Earth’s history using evidence found in fossilised plants and argues that climates have changed before. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon stresses the urgency of dealing with climate change. President Mary Robinson explains why public confusion still exists and who is responsible.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2012
Year of production
2012
Documentation
Transcript available.
Subjects
Environmental science
Keywords
climate change; meteorology

Credits

Director
Paula Kehoe
Producer
Marcus Stewart
Writer
Kehoe. Paula

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 NTSC
Price
$195
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
52 mins
Year
2015

Publisher

Name

Earth Horizons

Name

Media Education Foundation

Email
info@mediaed.org
Web
http://www.mediaed.org External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 413 584 8500
Fax
+1 413 586 8398
Address
60 Masonic Street
Northampton
Massachusetts 01060
USA
Notes
The MEF produces and distributes documentary films and other educational resources to inspire critical reflection on the social, political and cultural impact of the mass media, particularly in the US, with emphasis on gender, health, politics, race and commercialism. Sale on DVD.

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