Wednesday, April 2, 2008

A Global Warning. Yes, it's about the environment! (*******7/10)

A Global Warning is about so much more than Global Warming. But of course, it comes down to that. No, this is more a film about the history of weather and the environment, about the great heating and cooling periods in the history of the Earth, and how that affected the life on the planet. Mass extinctions, the temperature of the world over the past 200 million years, and the causes and effects. This is fascinating from a historical perspective, and also in terms of how it affects us today. It's a History Channel documentary, and interviews dozens of scientists and paleontologists and climatologists about the events of the past and the impending global catastrophe. There are certain things that are giving cause for alarm. For example, just a little bit of globalb warming raises the temperature of the oceans just a little, which could end up releasing massive amounts of methane into the atmosphere, which would then accelerate the heating process an amazing amount, and put us past the point of no return almost overnight. There are other ideas, but I'll leave it to you to watch this film. I think enough has been said about climate change so far, and the facts are out there, and it is now up to each of us to decide whether we heed the warnings or give up. This film is merely a good place to start heeding the warnings.

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