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The greenhouse effect

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Summary:A life-sustaining envelope of gas surrounds the earth. This atmosphere contains oxygen, CO2, water vapor, and other gases-it is what generates climate, which affects all living beings. This program analyzes the sun's gradual brightening and the relationship between sunlight and CO2, explains why the atmospheres of Mars and Venus cannot sustain life, theorizes about the disappearance of dinosaurs and a dinosaur-friendly climate, and explains the relationship between climatic change and continental drift.
Contributor:Redhead, Mark
Peck, Bob, 1945-1999
Provider:Vision Group
London Weekend Television, ltd
Caméras continentales
Société française de production et de création audiovisuelles
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Topical subjects:Climatology
Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric
Global warming
Genre:Science television programs
Educational television programs
Documentary television programs
Credits:Made by the Vision Group in association with Cameras Continentales and Société française de Production for London Weekend Television ; produced and directed by Mark Redhead. Narrator, Bob Peck.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Agriculture, Environment, Conservation, the Natural World
Science, Technology
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Conservation, Environment
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