This CIR/FRONTLINE co-production goes behind the scenes to explore how bipartisan political and economic forces have prevented the U.S. government from confronting global warming. “Hot Politics,” originally broadcast in April 2007, examines key moments that have shaped the politics of climate change, and how the private sector and local and state governments are now taking bold steps in the absence of federal leadership.

>> Stay tuned: The “Hot Politics” production team is working on a new feature-length documentary about the future of energy.

>> Watch the episode, extended interviews, and check local broadcast listings.

>> Check out CIR web exclusives, including videos and a special report on how energy companies have funded media disinformation campaigns to purposely spread doubt about the science behind climate change.