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In the last half of the 20th century, scientists began understanding that industrialization and the effects of explosive population growth were affecting the fundamental structure and composition of the Earth's atmosphere. Man's ever-increasing thirst for energy, quenched by the burning of fossil fuels, has dramatically increased greenhouse gases in the lower atmosphere. We are now experiencing the first impact of these accumulating gases: a general warming of the planet. This 2-disc set examines and explains the phenomenon, and looks into the future where other, more deadly impacts are predicted to follow. In the first decade of the 21st century, we find ourselves at the precipice of a dangerous, rising storm.

Documents of Interest:
Chart - Fire Statistics
Report - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2007

View a printer friendly version of this page...Copyright Date: 2007 Library Audience:
  • Current Events
  • General Interest
  • School Audience:
  • Grades 8 - 12
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Subjects:
  • Environmental Studies
  • Social Studies
  • Science and Technology
  • Formats Available:
  • DVD
  • Title Availability
     1. Warnings from a Warming Planet  Canada
     2. Predictions for a Warmer Planet  Canada