Science Documentary hosted by Dr Iain Stewart and published by BBC in 2008 - English narration
Global warming, and how to combat it, has provoked intense debate, changed the way we see the planet and created headlines around the world. But when and how did scientists first discover global warming, why has it led to such furious debate and who should we believe?
In BBC Two's three-part series, Earth - The Climate Wars, geologist Dr Iain Stewart (Earth - The Power Of The Planet) presents a definitive guide to the history of climate change
Dr Iain Stewart investigates the counter-attack that was launched by the global warming sceptics in the 1990s.
At the start of the '90s it seemed the world was united. At the Rio Earth summit the world signed up to a programme of action to start tackling climate change. Even George Bush was there. But the consensus didn't last.
Iain examines the scientific arguments that developed as the global warming sceptics took on the climate change consensus. The sceptics attacked almost everything that scientists held to be true. They argued that the planet wasn't warming up, that even if it was it was nothing unusual, and certainly whatever was happening to the climate was nothing to do with human emissions of greenhouse gases.
Iain interviews some of the key global warming sceptics, and discovers how their positions have changed over time.
3) Fight for the Future
follows coming days
1) Further Information
* Interview with Iain Stewart
* Interview with Jonathan Renouf, Science Producer of BBC
2) Related Documentaries
* Climate chaos: Bush's climate of fear
* Are We Changing Planet Earth
* Climate Change - An Uncertain Future
* Glacier Meltdown
* The Great Global Warming Swindle
* The Great Green Smokescreen