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Rising Waters: Global Warming and the Fate of the Pacific Oceans


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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 57 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: Online See Link Below

Copyright Date: 2000
Available in French: No

For 7 million people living on thousands of islands scattered across the Pacific ocean, global warming is not something that looms in the distant future: it's a threat whose first effects may have already begun. The majority of scientists around the world now agree that global warming is real, and key studies show that the tropical Pacific islands will be hit first and hardest by its effects. The water temperature in the tropical Pacific has risen dramatically over the last two decades, bleaching coral and stressing marine ecosystems. Sea level rise threatens to inundate islands, and extreme weather events - such as more frequent and intense El Ninos, severe droughts, and mega hurricanes - could wipe out ecosystems and the way of life that has existed for thousands of years.

Awards: Special Jury Award, MountainFilm, Telluride; Bronze Plaque, Columbus International Film & Video Festival; Second Place Winner, EarthVision Environmental Film & Video Festival; Certificate of Merit, The Chicago International Television Competition

Links: http://www.bullfrogfilms.com - for the study guide www.itvs.org/risingwaters - ITVS' web site for the film

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