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Warming Warning

Synopsis
The carbon dioxide content of the earth’s atmosphere acts like the glass in a greenhouse. Burned at the present rate, the resulting emission of carbon dioxide will have warmed the earth’s atmosphere by about 20 degrees C by the mid-21st century. Scientists predict that the increase in carbon dioxide, due to the pollution caused by burning fossil fuels and the use of aerosols will cause a ‘greenhouse’ effect warming the atmosphere and radically altering the weather. Part of the Antarctic ice sheet could melt and sea levels rise by as much as 20 feet.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 52 min.
Year of production
1981
Availability
Sale
Uses
Postgraduate students and experienced forecasters.*
Subjects
Environmental science
Keywords
atmosphere; climate; climate change; meteorology

Credits

Producer
Richard Broad
Contributor
Howard Bradburn; Isobel Hinshelwood

Production Company

Name

Thames Television

Notes
See: GL Education (www.gl-education.com/)

Distributor

Name

Thames Television International

Notes
See: Yorkshire International Thomson Multimedia

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