The Resource Playing God with planet earth, Doc zone ; [directed by Jerry Thompson], (videorecording)

Playing God with planet earth, Doc zone ; [directed by Jerry Thompson], (videorecording)

Label
Playing God with planet earth
Title
Playing God with planet earth
Statement of responsibility
Doc zone ; [directed by Jerry Thompson]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It may sound like a sci-fi movie--scientists mimic the effects of a volcanic explosion in a desperate bid to reverse global warming---but it's really happening. As this Doc Zone program reveals, scientists are experimenting with radical schemes to cool the planet. Could these remedies be a form of technological suicide? Salting the ocean with iron dust to trigger plankton blooms, shooting salt crystals into clouds to make them brighter, genetically-engineering "robo trees" to hoover carbon from the air--these are just a few of the big ideas under consideration. But the one form of "solar radiation management" likely to work fastest in a climate emergency would be to mimic the effects of a huge volcano by spraying clouds of sulphuric acid into the stratosphere. Jet drones or high-altitude balloons could do the job. Quick and cheap compared to breaking our addiction to carbon and retooling the industrial revolution. The problem? We might cause unintended consequences by reducing rainfall, causing drought and mass starvation. Will geoengineering save the day--or trigger disaster on a planetary scale?
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Cataloging source
CNEDM
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Doc zone (Television program)
Dewey number
363.73874
LC call number
QC981.8.G56
LC item number
P54 2010
PerformerNote
Host, Ann-Marie MacDonald
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • MacDonald, Ann-Marie
  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
  • CBC Learning (Firm)
Runtime
44
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  • Global warming
  • Climatic changes
Technique
animation and live action
Label
Playing God with planet earth, Doc zone ; [directed by Jerry Thompson], (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Originally broadcast November 25, 2010 on the CBC television program Doc Zone
  • Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (43 min., 30 sec.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
ZZY-10-18
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)809221637
  • (OCoLC)ocn809221637
  • 5526132
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Playing God with planet earth, Doc zone ; [directed by Jerry Thompson], (videorecording)
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Originally broadcast November 25, 2010 on the CBC television program Doc Zone
  • Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (43 min., 30 sec.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
ZZY-10-18
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)809221637
  • (OCoLC)ocn809221637
  • 5526132
Video recording format
DVD

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