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Climate of Doubt on-line

Climate of Doubt

Climate of Doubt, the Frontline documentary on the promulgation of climate change denial that aired on October 23, 2012, is now available on-line. The documentary focuses on how, over the last four years, climate change deniers mobilized, framed their tactics, and undermined public and political acceptance of the global scientific consensus on climate change. Climate change education receives a passing mention: "Beyond Washington, in wave after wave, the skeptic tactic of fighting scientific warnings with doubt and delay was finding success. Tennessee passed a law allowing the views of climate change skeptics to be taught in schools." (Similarly, although unmentioned, Louisiana passed such a law in 2008, and South Dakota adopted a resolution in 2010 calling for "balanced teaching of global warming" in the state's public schools.) Along with the documentary itself, Frontline is also providing a transcript, extended interviews with people featured in the documentary, and a timeline on the politics of climate change.