Item Details

An Uncertain Future [electronic resource]

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
There are two different Arctics. One is the storybook land of snow and polar bears, while the other has become a breeding ground of petroleum plants and pipelines. Can the two coexist? What fate awaits the natural Arctic if the technological one expands without restraint? This program explores those questions as it follows research taking place on Bylot Island, home to a portion of Sirmilik National Park, in Canada's Nunavut Territory. Here, scientists have come every summer for the past 20 years to measure the impact of climate change on snowy owls, lemmings, snow geese, and Arctic foxes. Here, they have discovered that even tiny, hardy plants are being affected, causing a cascade of changes through the ecosystem.
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
  • Animals Struggle in Changing World (2:22)
  • 700,000 Acre Study Area (2:41)
  • Wetlands Drying Out (2:06)
  • Impact of Warmer Climates on Interdependent Species (3:00)
  • Study Provides Precious Data on Web of Life (3:47)
  • 4000 Oil Spills in Ten Year Period (3:03)
  • Industry Scars Arctic Landscape (3:29)
  • Battle Over McKenzie Gas Pipeline (1:55)
  • Huge Potential for Gas Production (1:52)
  • Need Assurance of Environment Protection (2:50)
  • Demands Rejected (2:09)
  • Considering Alternatives to Pipelilnes (2:54)
  • Worse than Worst Case Scenarios Predicted (2:23)
  • Melting Glaciers and Rising Seas (2:03)
  • Effects of Rising Seas on Coastal Communities (1:56)
  • Canadian Military in the Far North (1:42)
  • Opening New Ocean to the Climate System (1:47)
  • Credits: An Uncertain Future: Arctic Meltdown (0:36)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2009
Publisher no.
  • 48983s Films Media Group
  • 48851 Films Media Group
Description
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Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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