Titles in this Series

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Description

The Tipping Points is a landmark series that explores the emerging tipping points of climate change that have recently drawn concern from scientific communities worldwide for their fragile and near-crisis state. From the collapse of the Greenland ice sheet, the melt of the Himalayan glaciers, dieback of the Amazon rainforest, rise of oceans, the rapid melt of the permafrost in the high Arctic, and floods and droughts of Africa—the series follows a group of pre-eminent scientists as they venture off the grid to explore the perilous tipping points making our weather systems more extreme and unpredictable. It not only shows how changes in the climate system are affecting local communities in exotic and distant locales like the Amazon or the Arctic, but also how it can impact people from North America to Australia, Asia to Europe, and every community in between. The phenomena of The Tipping Points follows the concept that, at a particular moment in time, a small change can have large, long-term consequences. A “DOMINO EFFECT” on a fragile climate system already in a state of flux. Localized ecological systems are known to shift abruptly and irreversibly from one state to another when they are forced across critical thresholds. Furthermore, when the situation is pushed past the “tipping point”, it will potentially lead to a chain reaction, putting other ecosystems around the globe in peril. The series explores what is happening at the most dramatic tipping points and looks to find answers to understand what can be done to stem the tide of change before we do irreparable damage, and ultimately put our own lives at risk. Seeking solutions—a global plan for sustainability and adaptation is the final message of the series. Produced by The Weather Channel, ARTE, and WDR.

Length: 312 minutes

Item#: BVL93797

ISBN: 978-1-60057-889-2

Copyright date: ©2013

Performance Rights

Prices include public performance rights.

Not available to Home Video and Publisher customers.

Only available in USA.


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