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A Changing World [electronic resource]

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
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.
Release Date
2009
Run Time
45 min.
Language
English
Rating
6 & up
Notes
  • 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.
Series
Arctic Meltdown
Contents
  • 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)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2009
Publisher no.
  • 48983s Films Media Group
  • 48849 Films Media Group
Description
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Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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