Watch half one of “The Power of Big Oil,” a three-episode FRONTLINE docuseries investigating the fossil gas trade’s historical past of casting doubt and delaying motion on local weather change.
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Go contained in the decades-long failure to confront the risk and growing impacts of local weather change in “The Power of Big Oil.” This deeply researched docuseries reveals what scientists, firms and politicians have recognized about human-caused local weather change for many years, and the missed alternatives to mitigate the issue.
Parts two and three of “The Power of Big Oil” premiere April 26 and May 3 on PBS and on-line: https://to.pbs.org/3rByEEe
“The Power of Big Oil” is a FRONTLINE Production with Mongoose Pictures in affiliation with BBC and Arte. The collection producer is Dan Edge. The producer and director of episode 1, “Denial,” is Jane McMullen. The editorial advisor is Russell Gold. The senior producers are James Jacoby and Eamonn Matthews. The government producer for FRONTLINE is Raney Aronson-Rath.
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Prologue – 00:00
Exxon’s Early Research – 1:51
What the Fossil Fuel Industry Knew – 11:42
The Politics of Climate Change – 18:37
Koch & the Lobbyists – 29:29
Spreading Climate Change Uncertainty – 39:16
The 1996 IPCC Report & Pushback – 47:48
The Kyoto Protocol within the U.S. – 1:00:19
“Code Red for Humanity” – 1:17:22