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Explores the indelible footprint that humans have left on this planet, and the catastrophic effects of environmental neglect and abuse, and calls for restorative action through a reshaping of human activity.
Chasing Ice by Jeff Orlowski
Call Number: GB2514.S65C495 2013
Publication Date: 2013
Chronicles the efforts of nature photographer James Balog to document the receding of the Solheim glacier in Iceland, a consequence of climate change and global warming, in which strategically placed cameras would take one picture every hour for three years.
Earth: the Operator's Manual by Richard B. Alley
Call Number: TJ808.E274 2012
Publication Date: 2012
Is the planet due for an oil change? Why are fossil fuels unsustainable? Can renewable energy power the planet? These and many other questions are answered in "Earth: The Operator's Manual." This accurate, understandable and upbeat report on the interconnected stories of humans, fossil fuels, earth's climate history and our future energy options will leave you amazed at the beauty and bounty of the planet, inspired by human ingenuity, and optimistic about the future.
The Island President by Jon Shenk
Call Number: QC903.2.M35I85 2012
Publication Date: 2012
President Mohammed Nasheed of the Maldives is confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced - the survival of his country and everyone in it. Nasheed, who brought democracy to the Maldives after decades of despotic rule, now faces an even greater challenge: as one of the most low-lying countries in the world, a rise of three feet in sea level would submerge the 1200 islands of the Maldives and make them uninhabitable.
Journey to Planet Earth: The State of the Ocean's Animals by Marilyn Weiner
Call Number: QH541.J68 EPISODE 10
Publication Date: 2009
The State of the Oceans Animals takes a hard look at why nearly half the world's marine animals may face extinction over the next twenty-five years. Case studies focus on global issues including climate change, sea-level rise, over-fishing, and habitat destruction. Antarctica: The Emperor penguin is dependent on sea ice to reproduce and raise its young. But global warming is beginning to melt the sea ice surrounding the Antarctic¿and it could lead to the extinction of the species. Melbourne Beach, Florida: Sea turtles have been wandering the oceans of the world for millions of years, but will they be able to survive the industrial age? The community of Melbourne Beach is taking positive action to reverse some of the damage that has already been done. Klamath River: Once the third richest salmon river in the United States, today a battle over water rights threatens the cultural and economic lives of both Native Americans and commercial fisherman. Monterey Bay, California: Sea otters in Monterey Bay have rebounded from the brink of extinction. This has had an enormous impact on the health of the local ecosystem, particularly the kelp forests that are home to tens of thousands of fish and marine animals.
In recent years, climate science has come under attack, so concerned geologist Simon Lamb grabbed his camera and set out to explore the inside story of climate research. For over three years he followed scientists from a wide range of disciplines at work in the Arctic, Antarctic, Southern Ocean, New Zealand, Europe, and the United States. They talk about their work, hopes and fears with candor and directness, resulting in an intimate portrait of the global community of researchers racing to understand our planet's changing climate and provide a compelling case for rising CO2 as the main cause.
Based on Mark Lynas’s Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet, this program explores the theory that Earth’s average temperature could rise six degrees Celsius by the year 2100. One poignant degree at a time, the consequences of rising temperatures on Greenland’s ice sheet and Himalayan glaciers, tropical coral reefs and the Amazon rainforest, and elsewhere across five continents are illustrated. In addition, some of the world’s top climate researchers present existing technologies and remedies that can help in the battle to cool off the global thermometer. An alarming preview of a potentially catastrophic future—and a global call to action! A National Geographic Production.
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