FRONTLINE: Heat Series

Lectures curated around FRONTLINE: Heat, which investigates how the world's largest corporations and governments are responding to Earth's looming environmental disaster.

Melting glaciers, rising sea levels, fires, floods and droughts. "I have reported on the Cold War, the breakup of the Soviet Union, the rise of Al Qaeda, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan," says producer and correspondent Martin Smith. "But nothing matches climate change in scope and severity." Smith traveled to 12 countries on four continents to investigate whether major corporations and governments are up to the challenge. Heat features in-depth interviews with top policy-makers and with leading executives from many of the largest carbon emitters from around the world, including Chinese coal companies, Indian SUV makers and American oil giants. The report paints an ominous portrait. Despite increasing talk about "going green," across the planet, environmental concerns are still taking a back seat to shorter-term economic interests.

Lectures curated around FRONTLINE: Heat, which investigates how the world's largest corporations and governments are responding to Earth's looming environmental disaster.

Melting glaciers, rising sea levels, fires, floods and droughts. "I have reported on the Cold War, the breakup of the Soviet Union, the rise of Al Qaeda, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan," says producer and correspondent Martin Smith. "But nothing matches climate change in scope and severity." Smith traveled to 12 countries on four continents to investigate whether major corporations and governments are up to the challenge. Heat features in-depth interviews with top policy-makers and with leading executives from many of the largest carbon emitters from around the world, including Chinese coal companies, Indian SUV makers and American oil giants. The report paints an ominous portrait. Despite increasing talk about "going green," across the planet, environmental concerns are still taking a back seat to shorter-term economic interests.