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#1 Nov 15 2011 at 7:16 PM Rating: Excellent
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An episode of the BBC's Frozen Planet documentary series that looks at climate change has been scrapped in the U.S., where many are hostile to the idea of global warming.

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It is feared a show that preaches global warming could upset viewers in the U.S., where around half of people do not believe in climate change.

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In the U.S., Frozen Planet is being aired by Discovery. They were involved in the joint-production of the series. Yet they are still refusing to accommodate Frozen Planet in its entirety.

The timing of a one-sided global warming programme could be particularly sensitive in the U.S., where climate change is an issue in the presidential race.

GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry accuses climate scientists of lying for money.
A poll earlier this year found that the majority of Americans believe that if climate change does exist, it is not caused by humans.

Fifty-three per cent of Republicans say there is no evidence of climate change, while the number is far higher among Tea Party supporters, with 70 per cent saying the theory is 'junk science' pushed by groups with a vested interest.

Sir David Attenborough presents and authors the series, the seventh episode of which, entitled 'On Thin Ice', looks at how the planet's ice is changing and what it means not only to the animals and people at the Poles but also the rest of the planet.

A spokesman for the BBC said it would not make sense to force television networks outside the UK to buy the episode as it features 85-year-old Sir David talking a lot of the time to camera, and in many parts of the world he is not famous.

The broadcaster refused to say which countries had shunned 'On Thin Ice'. They said it wasn't included in the main package because it features Sir David 'in vision' which would make it hard for other countries to translate into their own language.

Discovery had dropped the full seventh episode due to 'scheduling issues', the spokesman added.

However, environmentalists branded the decision 'unhelpful'.

Harry Huyton, head of climate change for the RSPB, accused networks who haven't bought the final episode of 'censoring the issue'.

A Greenpeace spokesman said: 'Climate change is the most important part of our polar story.'

The show cost an estimated £16million and took four years to make and has proved hugely popular.

It examines various aspects of the polar wilderness over the seasons and follows the lives of creatures from polar bears and wolves in the Arctic to killer whales and Adelie penguins in the Antarctic.

It has been produced by the BBC's Natural History Unit in Bristol in conjunction with the Discovery Channel and The Open University.

The climate change episode will be aired on December 7 at 9pm.
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#2 Nov 15 2011 at 7:22 PM Rating: Excellent
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I never understood why they have other people narrate Attenborough's work in the US. Setting aside his amazing career, he just has a great voice for it,
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Today in my database management class we imported CO2 and temperature data into R Studio and plotted the graphs for ourselves. There was the **** hockey stick.

People who deny climate change are idiots.
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An episode of the BBC's Frozen Planet documentary series that looks at climate change has been scrapped in the U.S., where many are hostile to the idea of global warming.

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It is feared a show that preaches global warming could upset viewers in the U.S., where around half of people do not believe in climate change.



People appealing to their target audience to make more money. Yay.
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I never understood why they have other people narrate Attenborough's work in the US. Setting aside his amazing career, he just has a great voice for it,


What Joph said.


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not shocked, but disappointed. I mean seriously, how many people who don't believe in climate change even care enough about science to watch science tv programs?
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Just watched this Frontline documentary in my Tech in Humanities class the other day.

I agree though, if you don't think global warming is real you probably should make a bigger tin foil hat.
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#11 Nov 16 2011 at 8:36 AM Rating: Good
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Weird.

What's up with the BBC catering to mainstream myth?
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#12 Nov 16 2011 at 11:06 AM Rating: Good
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Weird.

What's up with the BBC catering to mainstream myth?


I wouldn't say it is BBC doing it (afterall, BBC is showing all 7 episodes). They are just selling the series as 6 episodes. Better to get some information out there than to get NO information. There's plenty of good that can come from getting people to care about the frozen areas of our planet that don't directly involve climate change. It's ultimately up to Discovery with what they choose to show.
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#13 Nov 16 2011 at 12:24 PM Rating: Good
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Reasons as to why global warming I feel global warming is real.

I live in the Red River Valley in Fargo, ND. We've had like three, 500 year floods over the last 14 years, going back to 1997 when the first one hit. It's November 16th and there is no snow on the ground and snow generally comes around the first of November. We set a bunch of record highs for the year.

Our weather up here is getting weirder by the year.
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I dunno, it just seems odd to worry about offending people with science. Christ on a stick - if you don't like it just change the fffing channel.
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There's also Myth Busters.

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Wow that is pretty depressing. I guess that is why I don't own a television.
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#16 Nov 16 2011 at 4:34 PM Rating: Good
I live in Rapid City, SD. We've had like record breaking precipitation here. The average precip here has historically been about 16 inches a year. We've had months during the summer in the last 10 years when we got 16 inches of rain. It's November 16th and there is no snow on the ground and snow generally comes around the first of November. We set a bunch of record highs for the year. It's supposed to be 51 F tomorrow. WTF?

Our weather up here is getting weirder by the year.

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Jophiel wrote:
I never understood why they have other people narrate Attenborough's work in the US. Setting aside his amazing career, he just has a great voice for it,

Wait, you people dub out Sir David? Our two nations are no longer friends. Smiley: bah
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I believe the Planet Earth series was voiced over with Sigourney Weaver. One of the other series was voiced by Oprah Smiley: rolleyes

Thankfully, the DVD sets have the proper narration (at least the BR discs from Netflix did).
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Well I suppose that's acceptable. I'll let it slide, this time.
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Well I suppose that's acceptable.
No it's not. Not at all.
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No it's not. Not at all.

The DVDs not being edited, I mean. The TV part is heresy of the highest order.
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#22 Nov 17 2011 at 1:37 AM Rating: Good
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At least Sigourney Weaver is awesome, even if she can't hold up to Attenborough.
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At least Sigourney Weaver is awesome, even if she can't hold up to Attenborough.
No she's not. She's an atrocity.
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Given the channel, we're just lucky it wasn't Mike Rowe narrating.

"Here's a segment about global warming brought to you by Ford trucks..."
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Oprah did Life - I didn't know David does the original BBC narration on both that and Planet Earth. I would have vastly preferred him. I still like Sigourney in the Planet Earth series, though.

And I find it somewhat amusing that David, a naturalist, is the brother of the guy who made Jurassic Park. Smiley: lol
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At least Sigourney Weaver is awesome, even if she can't hold up to Attenborough.
No she's not. She's an atrocity.

Shuttup. She's got big boobs.
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Sigourney Weaver plays the buxom blond *** object, so she's...wait. When did Sigourney get *******? I've watched every Aliens movie frame by frame and don't remember ever seeing so much as a minor bump on her bosom.
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Sigourney Weaver plays the buxom blond *** object, so she's...wait. When did Sigourney get *******? I've watched every Aliens movie frame by frame and don't remember ever seeing so much as a minor bump on her bosom.
I think I mistake her cleavage, and other parts too, with Adrienne Barbeau.





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Morgan Freeman or leave it the **** alone.
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I live in Rapid City, SD. We've had like record breaking precipitation here. The average precip here has historically been about 16 inches a year. We've had months during the summer in the last 10 years when we got 16 inches of rain. It's November 16th and there is no snow on the ground and snow generally comes around the first of November. We set a bunch of record highs for the year. It's supposed to be 51 F tomorrow. WTF?

Our weather up here is getting weirder by the year.

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I dunno, it just seems odd to worry about offending people with science. Christ on a stick - if you don't like it just change the fffing channel.



On the up side, there's no official Inquisition.

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Given the channel, we're just lucky it wasn't Mike Rowe narrating.

"Here's a segment about global warming brought to you by Ford trucks..."


Well he has to do something to pay for all those legal antitrust fees his software company keeps racking up...
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Given the channel, we're just lucky it wasn't Mike Rowe narrating.

"Here's a segment about global warming brought to you by Ford trucks..."


Well he has to do something to pay for all those legal antitrust fees his software company keeps racking up...


That's quite possibly the worst one yet, Kao. Maybe you should retire your crown?
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That's quite possibly the worst one yet, Kao. Maybe you should retire your crown?
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