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National Geographic: Six Degrees Could Change the World

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  • Seller:MovieMars
  • Sales Rank:85,039
  • Format:Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language)
  • Running Time:96 Minutes
  • Rating:NR (Not Rated)
  • Region:1
  • Discs:1
  • Aspect Ratio:1.66:1
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):1.3
  • Dimensions (in):5.5 x 0.5 x 7.5
  • Release Date:April 8, 2008
  • MPN:1000036970
  • UPC:727994752837
  • EAN:0727994752837
  • ASIN:B0012Q3T72
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  • Brand Name: GAIAM, INC. Mfg#: 727994752837
  • Shipping Weight: 1.00 lbs
  • Manufacturer: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC/GAIAM
  • Genre: Television: National Geographi
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Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis
In a special broadcast event, National Geographic explores the startling theory that Earths average temperature could rise six degrees Celsius by the year 2100. In this amazing and insightful documentary, National Geographic illustrates, one poignant degree at a time, the consequences of rising temperatures on Earth. Also, learn how existing technologies and remedies can help in the battle to dial back the global thermometer.
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In the 2004 eco-thriller The Day After Tomorrow, director Roland Emmerich dramatized the potential consequences of accelerated global warming. By combining stock footage with computer-generated imagery, the National Geographic special Six Degrees Could Change the World serves as a sort of nonfiction counterpoint. As NASA climate scientist James Hansen cautions, even two degrees Celsius represents a tipping point (from which there is no return). Based on Mark Lynas's Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet and narrated by Alec Baldwin, the program roams from the bushfire-ravaged suburbs of Southern Australia to the drought-stricken farmlands of Nebraska to the rapidly melting glaciers of Greenland. In the process, aerospace engineers, marine biologists, and ordinary citizens share their experiences and predictions. In the end, it's the actual events--rather than the speculative scenarios--that prove most alarming, like the 30,000 deaths that resulted from 2003's European heat wave. While a skeptic might dismiss that tragedy as a statistical anomaly, every continent bears the scars of climate change, like the deforestation of the Amazon and the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina. In order to inject some levity, Six Degrees detours to look at a British grape grower who has actually benefited from his country's drier environment and the carbon footprint involved in the creation of that all-American favorite, the cheeseburger (suffice to say, it's considerable). While some of the special effects are hokey--Hansen sitting at a floating desk, for example--the preponderance of compelling data helps to compensate for such lapses. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

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