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A Changing World [electronic resource]

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
According to some forecasts, the Arctic Ocean will be seasonally ice-free by the summer of 2013 - a nightmare that is driving environmentalists to find ways to minimize the damage. But for energy prospectors, climate change brings new opportunities as more and more deposits of oil, gas, and minerals become accessible. This program focuses on competing interests racing to control Arctic resources and territories. Dr. Ruth Jackson, from Nova Scotia's Bedford Institute of Oceanography, heads the team mapping the seabed in support of Canada's claims. As the work of Dr. Jackson and other researchers shows, scientists as well as nations must contend with the Arctic's icy politics. In one scene, a Canadian-led venture is thwarted when a deal to hire a Russian icebreaker falls through.
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45 min.
6 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 10, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Arctic Meltdown
  • Giant Ice Shelf Breaks Loose (1:53)
  • Tracking Ayles Ice Shelf (1:44)
  • Various Groups Study Arctic Ocean (1:27)
  • Ellesmere Island Coastline Disappearing (3:20)
  • Polar Ice Cap Reduction (1:18)
  • Tundra Shrinks as Ice Melts (2:05)
  • Melting Ice Threatens Inuit Way of Life (2:19)
  • Hopes for Boost in Employment (1:54)
  • Valuable Minerals Attract Investors (1:03)
  • Race for Oil in the Arctic (3:17)
  • Gas Fields in the Arctic (1:06)
  • Future Source of Energy (2:35)
  • Redrawing Maritime Borders (2:10)
  • Battle Over Ownership of Lomonosov Ridge (4:45)
  • Nansen and Amundsen Basins Observational System (2:54)
  • Top Secret Missions Declassified (1:20)
  • Russia Prevents Use of Ice Breakers (6:05)
  • Credits: A Changing World: Arctic Meltdown (1:01)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2009
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  • 48983s Films Media Group
  • 48849 Films Media Group
1streaming video file (45 min.) : d., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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