This program is 29 minutes long
(Copenhagen: Anne Thompson) Demands for reducing carbon emissions at the summit on climate change in Copenhagen, Denmark reviewed; details given about the controversy over stolen e-mails from the University of East Anglia. [Fijian Leah WICKHAM††- worries about the impact of rising sea levels on her children.] [U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change Yvo DE BOER†- says the time has come to deliver.] [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change chairman Rajendra PACHAURI†- says the world would benefit greatly from early action.] The EPA’s ruling on greenhouse gases noted. [EPA administrator Lisa JACKSON†- outlines what emitting facilities must do.] [In interview, DE BOER – notes the importance of actions by China and the US.]
(New York: Robert Bazell) The annual report on the progress against cancer reviewed; death rates for different cancer types in men and women cited; details given about improved screening and treatments. [American Cancer Society Dr. Otis BRAWLEY- says the war on cancer is somewhat successful.] [Survivor Barbara PERLOWSKI- supports colonoscopy.]
(Studio: Bill Karins) The weather forecast featured; maps shown.
(Washington: Pete Williams) Charges against American David Headley for his role in last year’s terror attack in Mumbai, India, reviewed; footage shown.
(Studio: Tom Costello) Concerns about the safety of the Zhu Zhu motorized hamsters imported from China featured; details given about a consumer group’s claims about heavy metal tough new laws on testing. [Woman - reacts.] [GoodGuide founder Dara O’ROURKE- cites levels of antimony in the toys.] [Cepia senior vice president Bruce KATZ- says they are wonderful safe products.] [Center for Environmental Health Michael GREEN- says we have found a decrease in lead and other toxins in toys.]
(Gabura, Bangladesh: Ian Williams) Concern in Bangladesh about the impact of climate change, which is causing the sea level to rise and triggering extreme weather patterns, featured; scenes shown of a village on the island of Gabura that was ruined by a cyclone, flooded fields, the slums of Dhaka, the fence built by India to keep out displaced refugees. [Climate Action Network Atiq RAHMAN- says it is a matter of life and death.] [International Organization for Migration Rabab FATIMA- says people are being displaced because of climate factors.]
(Mojave, California: George Lewis) Commercial space travel via Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic fleet featured; scenes of the Enterprise aircraft and animation of the weightless flight shown; footage of Spaceship 1 corkscrewing shown. [BRANSON – says it will open the door for a myriad of excitements; acknowledges the risks.] [Space tourist Lee SIEFERT- says he hopes to see how fragile our planet is.] The explosion at aircraft designer Burt Rutan’s company mentioned.