Item Details

Extreme Weather [electronic resource]

BBC Worldwide Ltd
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Weather is uncontrollable. Over time we have learned to live with storms, heat waves, droughts, and prolonged periods of extreme cold. As this documentary explains, they are all examples of extreme or unusual weather-nature at its deadliest and most destructive. In March 1993, the US Eastern Seaboard was hit with a massive snow storm that became known as the Storm of the Century. Two years later, Chicago was caught up in a five-day nightmare of heat and humidity. In 1998, prolonged floods contaminated water and ruined crops in Bangladesh, and months of drought can result in devastating famines and thousands of deaths in countries like Ethiopia or the Sudan. Extreme weather can take many forms, and has the power to wreak havoc on a huge scale.
Release Date
2008
Run Time
47 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
9 & up
Notes
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 01, 2015.
Series
The World's Worst Disasters
World's Worst Disasters
Contents
  • European Heat Wave (2:59)
  • Heat Wave Definition (2:19)
  • Chicago Heat Wave (3:17)
  • Ethiopia Drought and Famine (2:13)
  • Famine and Civil War (2:51)
  • Live Aid Campaign (2:33)
  • Storm of the Century (3:02)
  • Extreme Cold (3:37)
  • Storm of the Century Aftermath (2:21)
  • Extreme Winter (2:31)
  • Extreme Wind (2:18)
  • Great Storm Formation (2:52)
  • Manmade Extreme Weather (1:36)
  • Hurricane Grace (4:05)
  • Flooding (2:41)
  • Bangladesh Disaster (2:12)
  • Credits: Extreme Weather: The World's Worst Disasters (0:41)
Published
[Place of publication not identified] : BBC Worldwide Ltd, [2008]
New York, N.Y. : distributed by Films Media Group, 2015.
Publisher no.
  • 95236s Films Media Group
  • 95247 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 online resource (1 video file (46 min., 25 sec.)) : sd., col.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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