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Warming Up in Mongolia (17/27)


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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 26 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2005
Available in French: No

Ulaan Baatar is the coldest capital city in the world, with winter lasting for seven months of the year. Following the collapse of communist rule in 1991, increasing numbers of Mongolians are moving into the city, where they mostly live in sprawling, polluted and unplanned slums. Today the Mongolian Government is working with international development agencies in an attempt to ensure a sustainable transition into the modern world. This Life film looks at how Mongolia is powering itself. All electricity produced in Mongolia comes from fossil fuels. What can be done to repair environmental damage and introduce sustainable alternatives? Life examines the long-term environmental implications of exhausting Mongolia's natural resources - global warming, environmental degradation, desertification - and asks, what clean technological solutions are there to Mongolia's problems?

Links: http://www.tve.org (The producer's web site) www.tve.org/lifeonline/index.cfm?aid=1406 (Producer's resources)