Scientific American Frontiers TV Show

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Science, technology and nature are examined with insight, humor and an eye on the practical, with smartly paced reports on such subjects as the big-bang theory, robots, the relationship between stress and illness, and whether we are alone in the universe (more…)

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Season 15, Episode 5 Hot Planet - Cold Comfort

First Aired: February 16, 2005

“Hot Planet, Cold Comfort” examines the paradoxical possibility that global warming could lead to plunging temperatures. The program also explores glaciers in Alaska and Siberia's Lena River, and charts cooling “events” in the last 12,000 years, including the “little ice age” that kept Europe and North America cool in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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