Focal Point: Hot Topic

WRAL examines global warming, how scientists say it is affecting North Carolina and how residents are preparing. (Original air date June 27, 2007)

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Original Air Date: June 27, 2007

Most scientists say the debate over global warming is over. They say it’s happening, and humans are speeding it up. In North Carolina, leaders in both government and business seem to be taking the threat seriously and are planning for the future. Just how could global warming affect our state? That’s the subject of this WRAL Focal Point documentary called “Hot Topic.”

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Art Howard was an award winning documentary photographer for WRAL-TV who now has his own production company called ARTWORK in Raleigh, N.C. He spent a month aboard a Russian icebreaker in the Arctic documenting the work of scientists studying climate change for the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. He produced this video from the footage, which is called “83 North.” 

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