National Geographic - Six Degrees Could Change the World

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Driven by speculation that planet Earth's average temperature could rise as much as six degrees Celsius by the year 2100, the filmmakers at National Geographic speculate about the effects that each new degree would have on both mankind and the world we live in. By highlighting the effects of global warming on such areas as the Amazonian rainforests and the ice fields of Greenland, experts offer chilling insight into the possibility that man's constant quest for energy could ultimately bring about our downfall. ...
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Driven by speculation that planet Earth's average temperature could rise as much as six degrees Celsius by the year 2100, the filmmakers at National Geographic speculate about the effects that each new degree would have on both mankind and the world we live in. By highlighting the effects of global warming on such areas as the Amazonian rainforests and the ice fields of Greenland, experts offer chilling insight into the possibility that man's constant quest for energy could ultimately bring about our downfall. After separating the facts from controversial speculation, the time comes to explore the means by which man could use technology and other methods to try and prevent the planet from overheating.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Celebrity interviewa; Everyday green living tips; Preserve our planet psa; Degree-by-degree impact guide
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/8/2008
  • UPC: 727994752837
  • Original Release: 2007
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  • Source: Nat'l Geographic Vid
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alec Baldwin Voice Only
Technical Credits
Chad Cohen Producer
Eleanor Grant Executive Producer
French Horwitz Producer
Jenny Kubo Producer
Noah Morowitz Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- National Geographic: Six Degrees That Could Change the World
1. Introduction [1:18]
2. A Warmer World [5:41]
3. CO2, The Hidden Price [4:40]
4. Plus One Degree [8:20]
5. Carbon Footprint [4:38]
6. Plus Two Degrees [5:55]
7. Accelerating Loss of Polar Ice [10:30]
8. Plus Three Degrees [5:30]
9. Forecasting Our Climate [6:44]
10. New Generation of Super Storms [7:53]
11. Plus Four Degrees [8:33]
12. Impact of Rising Sea Levels [6:53]
13. Plus Five Degrees [4:02]
14. Plus Six Degrees [2:00]
15. Looking for Solutions [4:52]
16. Alternate Sources of Energy [1:32]
17. Conclusion [6:30]
18. End Credits [:18]
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Disc #1 -- National Geographic: Six Degrees That Could Change the World
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   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Celebrity Interviews
      Degree-by-Degree Impact Guide
      Everday Green Living Tips
         Getting Started Carbon Diet
         Heating Eco-Consciously
         Voltage Vampires
      Preserve Our Planet
   More From National Geographic
      Recommended Programs
         Amazing Planet
         Relentless Enemies
         Strange Days on Planet Earth
      Experience National Geographic
         The World of National Geographic
         Nationalgeographic.com
         National Geographic Channel
   Credits
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A step by step look at climate change by increase of average temperature.

    The video has a little too much "Hollywood" built in but there are enough scenes that seem very plausible. This follows the book somewhat and at times gives a real feel of the chapters descriptions of incremental temperature rise. We used this in class to get some discussion going about climate change and it did a good job of initiating a gambit of opinions about the validitaty of warming.I continue to be dumbfounded in regards to the amount of distrust we have for one another.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Essential viewing

    This is one of the best dvd sources on climate change information I have found. It is current, supported by some of the most qualified experts of our day, and I have referred to it often both for my own understanding and as an aid to help others undertand how our climate system works and what we all need to do to protect it. I have given several copies as gifts and highly recommend Mark Lynas' book, "Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet," as important supporting material. This is the dvd to have right now!

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