Planet in Peril in peril…

TVNewser’s Alex Weprin writes about CNN shelving Planet in Peril, the program which was the reason why CNN dumped Miles O’Brien and killed the Space, Science, and Environmental unit, and has CNN ham-handedly trying to spin its way out of it…

Multiple sources familiar with the matter say that “Planet in Peril” was a pet project of CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, who felt strongly that the network should be covering science and the environment. The problem is that filming the multi-hour documentary series–often in hard to reach corners of the globe–was expensive and kept Cooper away from the studio and off the air more than the network would have liked.

With the series not drawing high enough ratings to demand another new installment, CNN put it on the shelf.

7 Responses to “Planet in Peril in peril…”

  1. missy5537 Says:

    Maybe the low ratings have to do with the fact that the plant is NOT in peril?

  2. joeremi Says:

    Missy, you don’t have to be a climate change “believer” to acknowledge that bad things are happening to this planet. To make that statement while man’s irresponsibility is destroying the Gulf is offensive.

  3. missy5537 Says:

    Joe, that is ONE INCIDENT! Yes, that was irresponsible, but the libs are blaming us for EVERYTHING, for some calamities that MAY happen in a thousand years from now.

    As an asthmatic, I am still FURIOUS at Algore and his ilk taking away our CFC-powered inhalers! These horrible things we have now hardly shoot anything at all when inhaled, plus they are very expensive because there are no generics yet! That’s just one example of this “green” crap.

  4. joeremi Says:

    I’m sorry you have to suffer with a poor-performing inhaler, but I’m happy to have my ozone layer back.

  5. laura l Says:

    Planet in Peril, dead pixels, CNN’s havin’ a tough week..

  6. These horrible things we have now hardly shoot anything at all when inhaled, plus they are very expensive because there are no generics yet! That’s just one example of this “green” crap.

    That there are no generics yet has nothing to do with climate change or Al Gore. It has to do with patent law and pharmaceutical economics.

    And the planet IS in peril. How much peril is the point of contention as is the means by how, where, and when we try to fix it. But the numbers don’t lie. Overpopulation, overpollution, overfishing, overforresting…these all impact the planet negatively. That’s not in dispute. For me it’s purely a cut and dried numbers issue not the empathic approach that Al Gore and a lot of the green movement takes. The current trends are unsupportable long term and have to change.

  7. libertyandjustice Says:

    Spud, thanks for your “opinion”. I think we can all agree that we are all against pollution but I think there may be some disagreement regarding your other contentions and maybe the remedies put forth by the Green socialist fanatics.
    My own opinion is that sensible regulation that promotes free market technological solutions and a higher worldwide standard of living is a long term solution. That approach has made the United States cleaner and more affluent than it was say 100 years ago. So let’s do what works. Certainly “cap and trade” programs that increase poverty by limiting and even destroying economic growth will only make matters worse.

    BTW, In my opinion “Planet in Peril” was pure left wing Kool-Aid drinking one sided propaganda.

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