Item Details

Six Degrees Could Change the World [videorecording]

producer/director, Ron Bowman ; writer, Ed Fields, Ron Bowman ; produced by National Geographic Television
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Discusses why many scientists believe that the Earth's average temperature could rise by as much as six degrees Celsius by 2100. Explores what each rising degree could mean for the future of humanity and our planet. Illustrates how global warming has already affected the reefs of Australia, the ice fields of Greenland, and the Amazonian rain forest. Explains what's real, what's still controversial, and how existing technologies and remedies could help dial back the global thermometer.
Director
Ron Bowman
Performers
Narrator, Alec Baldwin.
Release Date
2008
Run Time
90 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
Not rated
Notes
  • Widescreen format; Dolby Digital.
  • Videodisc release of the original broadcast on television in 2008.
  • "Preserve our planet"--Container.
  • Special features: celebrity interviews; everyday green living tips; preserve our planet PSA; degree-by-degree impact guide.
Contents
  • A warmer world
  • CO2, the hidden price
  • Plus one degree
  • Carbon footprint
  • Plus two degrees
  • Accumulating loss of polar ice
  • Plus three degrees
  • Forecasting our climate
  • New generation of super storms
  • Plus four degrees
  • Impact of rising sea levels
  • Plus five degrees
  • Plus six degrees
  • Looking for solutions
  • Alternate sources of energy.
ISBN
9781426293023, 142629302X
Published
[Washington, D.C.] : National Geographic ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2008.
Publisher no.
G75283 National Geographic
Description
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, region 1.
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