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The Resource The tipping point, produced by ABC Australia, (electronic resource)

The tipping point, produced by ABC Australia, (electronic resource)

Label
The tipping point
Title
The tipping point
Statement of responsibility
produced by ABC Australia
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Arctic sea ice, a plate of ice roughly the size of Europe, is disappearing. This film takes us on an ice breaker, in the company of scientists, through the fabled Northwest Passage. With our own eyes we see how polar bears, seals and arctic birds are struggling to adapt to the rising temperature and their shrinking terrain. But beyond our concern for the wildlife, there are very worrisome concerns about the effect on human life of the melting ice cap. The thawing permafrost will release methane into the atmosphere which, an expert tells us, is like a bomb that will explode. Also, the carbon released from the permafrost will further heat the atmosphere, advancing global warming. The immediate worry is that the melting sea ice will intensify the extreme weather caused, bringing more violent storms and cyclones to some regions and longer droughts to others. The Canadian Coast Guard predicts that it will not be long before the infamous Northwest Passage will be completely ice free. The political and economic implications of that are dramatic. The business world is eying the vast oil and mineral reserves locked beneath the melting ice. Several Arctic shipping routes, including one across the North Pole, are being seriously considered. It does seem like the five Arctic powers - Norway, Russian, Canada, Denmark and the United States- will be scrambling for strategic advantage in an area that could, at some point, provoke war
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
For High School; College; Adult audiences
Language note
In English
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Runtime
45
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Climatic changes
  • Environmental impact analysis
  • Global warming
  • Arctic regions
Target audience
general
Label
The tipping point, produced by ABC Australia, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1785387/envv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (45 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781503407466
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781503407466
  • (OCoLC)747799386
Video recording format
other
Label
The tipping point, produced by ABC Australia, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1785387/envv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (45 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781503407466
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781503407466
  • (OCoLC)747799386
Video recording format
other

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