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7/16/2006 06:46:00 PM | Nathan Empsall

TONIGHT

For a non-Al Gore look at global warming, tune in tonight to the Discovery Channel at 9 for a Tom Brokaw special called "Global Warming: What You Need to Know."

I don't know if this will be better, worse, or different than Gore's movie, but your TV is both closer and cheaper than whatever local movie theater might still be showing "An Inconvenient Truth." And it's showing tonight, so you don't have to wait for the DVD to come out. I hope you'll watch both these films!

http://theedge.bostonherald.com/tvNews/view.bg?articleid=148477

"Brokaw talks with an international team of experts, including NASA's top climate specialist, Dr. James Hansen, and Princeton University professor Michael Oppenheimer, who dispense a wealth of accessible information.

There's so much to be gleaned here that Brokaw himself, a longtime environmental activist, said he was shocked.

"Two things surprised me," he said. "One was the rapidly expanding consensus about the science (of global warming). The scientific community and even oil company presidents, manufacturers such as GE, are now all on board with the idea that it's real. "



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