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Global Warming & Climate Issues

Only One Atmosphere (Race to Save the Planet; 2).

Violent storms, heat supply are crises forecast for the coming century, if we don't slow global warming now. The problems caused by CFC's and the depletion of the ozone layer are reviewed. c1987. 60 min.

Stopping the Coming Ice Age.

Discusses the likelihood of another great ice age, with emphasis on the economic and environmental factors which contribute to a changing climate. c1988. 47 min.

The Age of Stupid

This ambitious documentary/drama/animation hybrid stars Pete Postlethwaite as an archivist living alone in the devastated future world of 2055, who spends his days looking at old footage from the years leading up to 2015 when a cataclysmic climate change took place. As he sifts through the relics of our lost and misguided civilization, the archivist asks why Earth's inhabitants did nothing to reverse the effects of climate change while they still had the chance. Extra features: 50-min.

The Endangered Earth: The Politics of Acid Rain.

Examines effects of acid rain upon the environment, art, and sculpture, particularly in Gettysburg, Pa. Discusses the Clean Air Act and subsequent legislation in Pennsylvania. c1986. 53 min.

The Great Global Warming Swindle

Challenges the current premise of global warming, suggesting that the chief cause of climate change is not human activity, but changes in radiation from the sun. Scientists in the film set forth scientific and historical proofs to support their arguments and claim that global warming advocates have created a mass hysteria that has no basis in reality. They also examine the censorship and intimidation experienced by dissenting scientists perpetrated by political and environmental activists who have an economic stake in the debate.

The Great Warming.

Three part documentary on global warming. 46 min. each installment. Dist.: FilmWest Associates. 2003. The Human Fingerprint. Explores the underlying science of climate change. From North and South America to Asia and Europe, the evidence is examined to assess what today's rising temperatures mean for the future of mankind. Age of Uncertainty. Reveals the often surprising consequences of climate change through the stories of real people already living through them. Because it's more than just the heat....

The Greenhouse Effect (Climate & Man; 1).

Analyzes the sun's gradual brightening and the relationship between sunlight and CO2, explains why the atmosphere of Mars has too much and Venus too little CO2 to sustain life, theorizes about the disappearance of dinosaurs and dinosaur-friendly life and explains the relationship between climate change and continental drift. 1990. 26 min.

The Heat is On, Better Be Prepared

Examines strategies, many of them in operation, designed to protect land and populations made vulnerable by rapidly rising worldwide temperatures. From life-saving weather forecast methods in Mozambique to fishery replenishment systems in Vietnam, a range of innovations are studied. Also includes details of the struggles against drought and violent climate in the U.S., Australia, and the Netherlands. Dist.: Films Media Group. 2003. 51 min.

The Heat is On.

Discusses how global warming may affect our delicate ecosystem and how future generations will have to cope with a changed planet. c1989. 27 min.

The Hole in the Sky (Nova series).

Examines the controversy over chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) which might be responsible for depleting the ozone layer thus causing the hole in the sky over Antarctica. c1987. 58 min.