The history of Earth has been a history of temperature change; people and animals have historically moved to better climes, richer pastures, and areas of more abundant food. The problem now is that "somewhere else" is already occupied; meanwhile, temperatures appear to be rising, with foreseeably disastrous consequences. The gases in the air which cause the greenhouse effect have made life possible; too many gases, however, and catastrophe looms. Observation, historical records, and computer models lead to the conclusion that temperatures are rising, though no one can be certain how high they will go, or when, or what will happen. Low-lying areas will be under water, of course, as ice melts and sea levels rise; diseases and predators will proliferate; rains will increase in some parts of the world, while drought strikes elsewhere and mass starvation results.
Redhead, Mark; Peck, Bob, 1945-1999
Vision Group; London Weekend Television, ltd; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Caméras continentales; Société française de production
Science television programs; Educational television programs; Documentary television programs
Agriculture, Environment, Conservation, the Natural World; Science, Technology; Science, Technology, and Math; Conservation, Environment; Climatology; Global warming; Global temperature changes; Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric
North America; United States
Distinctive Media Collections
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- Physical Description
26 minutes; color
Access condition: campus-only.
Made by the Vision Group in association with Cameras Continentales and Société Française de Production for London Weekend Television ; produced & directed by Mark Redhead. Narrator, Bob Peck.
- Other Identifiers
Filename: lms-089530; Fedora 2 PID: umd:10566; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/3041; Catalog Key: alephsys004124970; OCLC: ocn707964560
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