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IN MOST COUNTRIES, there are at least two kinds of television programs that carry news about environmental issues and climate change. Pirst, there are the general, daily news reports, which, on occasion, might introduce scientific matters into the broad agenda, whenever something new happens: either a catastrophe related to the weather, or any public event that centers on a decision related to climate change. On the other hand, there are many scientific series (or programs about popular science) specially made for television, usually in a one-hour format that can address some selected aspects of climate change and global warming, in general terms.

For instance, in the United States, there is NOVA and Journey to Planet Earth on PBS; in Canada, there is Découverte produced weekly by ...

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