Can emerging technology defeat global warming? The United States has invested tens of billions of dollars in clean energy projects as our leaders try to save our crumbling economy and our poisoned planet in one bold, green stroke. Are we finally on the brink of a green-energy Power Surge, or is it all a case of too little, too late? From solar panel factories in China to a carbon capture and storage facility in the Sahara Desert to massive wind and solar installations in the United States, NOVA travels the globe to reveal the surprising technologies that just might turn back the clock on climate change. NOVA will focus on the latest and greatest innovations, including everything from artificial trees to green reboots of familiar technologies like coal and nuclear energy. Can our technology, which helped create this problem, now solve it?
Doug Hamilton is a producer of NOVA documentaries. In addition to NOVA, he has worked on 60 Minutes 60 MINUTES, Frontline FRONTLINE, and American Masters AMERICAN MASTERS. Hamilton has written and produced NOVA programs on such topics as mysterious illnesses plaguing marine mammals and the secrets behind samurai swords. He has taught at the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkleley.