series: Shattered Sky: The Battle For Energy, Economy, And
air date: 3/20/13 12:00 AM
Can history inspire us? Thirty years ago, scientists reported a hole in the ozone layer "the size of North America." The culprit was CFCs: the gas in hairspray, refrigerant, and air conditioning. Doctors predicted skyrocketing cancer, but business didn't want to change and politicians were slow to act . . . Eerily reminiscent of today's complex debate on energy and climate change, Shattered Sky tells the story of how America led the world to solve the biggest environmental crisis ever seen. Today, dare we do the same on energy and climate?
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