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Decade of Destruction: Storms of the Amazon

Synopsis
Argues that deforestation will change the climate of the Amazonia and its surrounding regions. Trees push moisture into the atmosphere, thus generating rainfall, which can be used by all plants. Cutting the jungle causes runoff which washes away the top soil and leads to desertification. Includes satellite pictures and time-lapse footage of storms.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 30 min.
Year of production
1986
Availability
Sale
Notes
Available also for sale from Central Independent Television on a tape with other programmes from the DECADES OF DESTRUCTION series.
Uses
Discussion primer for courses on ecology or conservation. Geographers and climatologists may find it useful as background material.*
Subjects
Environmental science; Geography
Keywords
Amazon river; ecosystems; rain forests; South America; tropical rain forest ecosystems

Credits

Director
Adrian Cowell
Producer
Roger James

Production Company

Name

Central Independent Television

Notes
use Carlton UK Television

Distributor

Name

Concord Media

Email
sales@concordmedia.org.uk
Web
http://www.concordmedia.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01473 726 012
Address
Rosehill Centre
22 Hines Road
Ipswich
IP3 9BG
Notes
A long-established, not-for-profit organisation with a large collection DVDs, specialising in the sectors of general and mental health, child care, race relations, war and peace, addictions, the third world, ecology, civil rights, personal relationships, educational issues, and social work training. Concord also handles titles made for the Graves Medical Audio-visual Library. Sale on DVD. Formerly known as Concord Video and Film Council. In 2014 Concord began to offer selected films as Video on Demand, via Vimeo.

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