By Robert A. Vella
A new two-hour NOVA documentary on existential climate change was aired last night on PBS titled Decoding the Weather Machine. The target audience appears to be people who are climate change skeptics and those who are either insufficiently aware of the science or unappreciative of its implications. The film centers around a conservative meteorologist perplexed by our obviously changing weather who, in his determination to find the cause, discovers the frightening reality of what we humans are doing to this planet. His revelation also provides an informative explanation of the difference between weather and climate.
Because of its focus, the documentary doesn’t get too technical and instead does a good job of conveying the science in an easy to understand manner. It also does an excellent job of putting the subject of climate change into the proper perspective as well as detailing necessary solutions quite…
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