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The Heat Is On: The Case of Global Warming

Sunday, November 13 at 8 and 11 p.m. ET!

Hosted by Rick Folbaum

In the quest to shed light, not just heat, on one of the most important issues of our time, FOX News Channel, traveled more than 23,000 miles around the globe gathering evidence from top scientists and business leaders about the extent of human impact on rising temperatures on our planet. Drastic climate changes during the last 100 years have experts worried about the effects of greenhouse gasses. The recent expedition by the Discovery astronauts noted the “eggshell” fragility of the earth’s atmosphere. What can be done?

Viewers will learn what they can do by examples set by real people and leaders trying to do something about rapid climate change. Some solutions are simple— ranging from changing light bulbs in your house to making easy changes in how one drives. Some solutions are much harder. But big business is beginning to make serious inroads in addressing greenhouse gasses…Rick Folbaum interviews the chairman of Shell Oil Hydrogen, Jeremy Bentham about what his company is doing to bring hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicles to market within 5-7 years. We take you to the tracks with the Indy 500 as they make a commitment to change all their racecars to ethanol fuel by 2007. You’ll hear comments from President George W. Bush and former President Bill Clinton on the challenges and realities of addressing this issue.

As part of this special episode on global warming, producers traveled to Alaska’s Glacier Bay to see evidence of climate change and to speak with scientists studying who have studied this phenomenon for more than 30 years. Dr. Bruce Molnia of the US Geological Survey accompanied FOX News on a helicopter expedition over the Juneau Ice Field outside the Alaskan capital. There, the rapid melting of the ice field — in particular, the Herbert and Mendenhall Glaciers — was clearly visible.

In the “lower 48,” Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and activist Laurie David accompanied FOX News to Montana’s Glacier National Park to further witness the effect of dramatic climatic change on the remaining glaciers. They are committed to teaching everyday Americans and the rest of the world about what can be done to cut down on greenhouse gasses that threaten our children’s future.

Increasingly, as you will see in this special, scientists and government officials alike are agreeing that man’s impact on climate has been extreme and the air that we breathe may hold a degenerating quality of life for our children. This is reflected in our extensive interview with scientist Dr. Michael Oppenheimer, a lead author of the UN sponsored Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.