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Summary: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.
Contributor:Redhead, Mark
Peck, Bob, 1945-1999
Provider:Vision Group
London Weekend Television, ltd
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Caméras continentales
Société française de production
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Topical subjects:Climatology
Global warming
Global temperature changes
Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric
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 & directed by Mark Redhead. Narrator, Bob Peck.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Agriculture, Environment, Conservation, the Natural World
Science, Technology
Films@UM Browse terms:Science, Technology, and Math
Conservation, Environment
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