Climate Change II

Climate Change II

Hot Times in the City

DVD - 2007
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"Over half of the world's population now lives in cities, consuming 75% of the world's energy and producing 80% of greenhouse gas emissions. Cities are becoming dangerous places to live, as insect-born diseases, heat stroke, respiratory and cardiac illnesses become increasingly common. This program takes the pulse of three major Canadian cities, Vancouver, Toronto and Halifax, as they grapple with one of the planet's greatest threats to human health: global warming. In Vancouver, a pre-Olympic building boom ignores the fact that areas below or at sea level are slowly sinking. For years Toronto has struggled with crumbling infrastructure, urban sprawl, traffic gridlock and pervasive smog. Now with global warming, the city is becoming a veritable heat island. Because of shifts in Atlantic weather patterns, Halifax now sits squarely in a hurricane route, facing down storms that are increasingly intense. With public health and safety at stake, scientists, city planners, healthcare specialists and environmentalists must band together to develop multi-level initiatives for climate mediation and adaptation"--container.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Canadian Broadcasting Corp. : CBC Learning [distributor], c2007
Edition: Letterboxed
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (44:26 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. (DVD)


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