Sir David Attenborough on Arctic snow, with a tranquilized polar bear. Attenborough presents and authors the 'On Thin Ice' episode of 'Frozen Planet'. It 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. U.S. audiences will not be shown this episode, because it discusses the threat from global warming. BBCNovember 15 (Daily Mail) – 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.

British viewers will see all seven episodes of the multi-million-pound nature series throughout the Autumn.

But U.S. audiences will not be shown the last episode, which looks at the threat posed by man to the natural world.

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.

The series of six episodes has been sold to 30 countries, including China, one of the world's biggest polluters.

World TV networks have the option to buy a seventh 'companion' episode, along with behind-the-scenes footage.

Ten of the countries have chosen not to use the final episode on climate change

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. […]

Climate change episode of Frozen Planet won't be shown in the U.S. as viewers don't believe in global warming


  1. Anonymous said...

    Thanks Des, another nail in our coffin.

    It's getting really, really hard to go on stomaching the fact that a large majority of Americants categorically refuse the truth. It's not just on climate change either, but on everything else too.

    Personally, I've elected to wash my hands of them (see my last blog entry). I'm done trying to wake these fools up. I will only now concentrate on those who are helping themselves. ~Survival Acres~  


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