I'm hoping I'm not the only one here that was able to catch this ridiculous segment. It was about an hour and a half of story telling in a such a style that would rival most TV programs for children, and it was about a fictional, absolute worst case scenario that we could see over the next 91 years if we don't take drastic action to combat global warming, over population, and the energy resource crisis. The biggest problem I had with it was how they waited till the very end, unless I missed it some how, to go out of their way and say that what people were watching was an absolute worst case, almost zero chance of happening scenario. Facts were skewed, scientific research of each subject the show covered were skewed, it almost felt as if I was watching the modern equivalent of the old "Fear the Red Menace" propaganda videos. That's not to say that I believe we're all well and good and should make no changes to benefit our environment, because there are clear problems we're facing and will be facing in the near future. But it was blown so out of proportion in the first hour and a half of the special that I really had a hard time containing my laughter, and then my outrage at ABC. The second part.. which was very, very tiny in comparison to the rest, was more along the lines of reality with interviews of some respectable experts with varying levels of involvement in each field of study. It really makes me wonder what their goal was, because ultimately I feel that the second part wasn't enough to mitigate the fear and just stupidity that the rest of the special seemed to be all about.
I feel as if this did far more hurting than helping, because chances are the people that took any of what was pictured and discussed in the show are now supporting things that only needed supporting in this fictional account of an apocalyptic world approaching very rapidly.
If anyone else here was able to catch it, what are your thoughts? Pardon any rambling, it's now 2:20 AM in my neck of the woods.