I found watching the "Hot Politics" special to be incredibly beneficial to me. Being born in '85, I never really paid much attention to what went on during the first Bush and Clinton administrations. It was interesting, as well as sad, to see how inneffective they were at tackling the problem of global warming. I guess being naive I thought this problem was only a more recent 21st century issue.
Learning that the government had known about the issues and still did nothing about it adds more frustration to the fact that no one has been able to make substantial progress to a solution. I just feel that it is crazy that there have been three administrations and nothing. What Webber said in class the other day that everyone is just waiting around for January '09 makes a lot more sense to me now. The Bush administration is done with regard to creating any sort of substantial policy dealing with global warming.
Here's to hoping the 4th time is the charm!