Take Two for October 22, 2012

Frontline asks why the climate change issue is missing this election cycle

Global Warming Activists Demonstrate In High Tide Flooding Area

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Jacquie Ayala (L) and Amanda Lawrence stand in a flooded street as they and others call on the presidential candidates to talk about their plans to fight climate change on October 18, 2012 in Miami Beach, Florida. Some of the streets on Miami Beach are flooded due to unusually high tides that the protesters felt are due to rising seas, which are connected to global warming and climate change. Published reports indicate that Florida ranks as the most vulnerable state to sea-level rise, with some 2.4 million people, 1.3 million homes and 107 cities at risk from a four-foot rise in sea levels.

Remember when Al Gore's 2006 documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" swept through theaters and scared us all witless? Four years ago, tackling climate change was the talk of the nation.

But in 2012, the phrase barely passes the lips of lawmakers. Why has climate change gone missing? A new Frontline documentary, "Climate Of Doubt," answers that question. It airs tomorrow night on PBS.

Frontline correspondent John Hockenberry shares his report on the skeptics who’ve managed to make Americans cool to climate change.



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