What's Up With the Weather? | 1999

Documentary, Nature
Documentary that examines global warming by addressing the following questions: Does the release of greenhouse gases threaten the future of human life on the planet? According to many politicians and scientists, the ...more

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Documentary that examines global warming by addressing the following questions: Does the release of greenhouse gases threaten the future of human life on the planet? According to many politicians and scientists, the answer is yes -- Earth is experiencing the first portents of a potential global catastrophe. But is the evidence really so clear? And does it demand drastic changes in the lifestyle of developed countries and the way their industries operate? With searching analysis and probing interviews, the program explains the science, surveys what is known and dissects the policy debate. The program travels to the Greenland ice cap, where scientists can read 10,000 years of climate history; the equatorial Maldives Islands, which are threatened by rising sea levels; the corridors of power in Washington DC; and rapidly growing industrial cities in China and India.

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