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Title The tipping point [videorecording] : global warming at the Arctic Circle / produced by ABC Australia.

Imprint Oxnard, Calif. : Iron Weed Film Club, 2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe DVDs 1st Floor  363.73874 T499 2010    ---  Available
Description 1 videodisc (98 min) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Iron weed film club ; no. 51
System Details DVD.
Cast Narrated by Marian Wilkinson, ABC Australia
Note Title from container.
Originally broadcast on the news program Four Corners on April 8, 2008.
Also included on this DVD: Life in Plastics by Bertram Verhaag (26 min.) and Antarctic Oasis by ABC Australia (27 min.)
Summary The Tipping Point : The Arctic Ice Sea, a plate of ice roughly the size of Europe, is disappearing. This film takes us on an ice breaker, in the company of scientists, through the fabled Northwest Passage. With our own eyes we see how polar bears, seals and arctic birds are struggling to adapt to the rising temperature and their shrinking terrain. But beyond our concern for the wildlife, there are very worrisome concerns about the effect on human life of the melting ice cap.
Life in Plastic : "Plastic is the backbone of our society but oil reseves are decreasing and evidence points to its noxious effects on our health and the environment. It is alarming to know that we all have traces of plastic byproducts inour blood systems..." -- Container.
Antarctic Oasis : "Four notable Australian visual artists, Martin King, Mitchell McAuley, Mike Nicholls and Jay Watson explore the remote and spectacular Antarctic oasis of South Georgia Island. In seeking inspiration for a group art exhibition the artists are surprised to discover the haunting remains of man's once devastating presence there. South Georgia Island is known as the jewel of the Antarctic. Its rugged beauty, extraordinary wildlife and dramatic weather play out across an extraordinary landscape. It's also a place where great historical dramas occurred. Through rarely seen archival footage and contemporary visuals of the island's decaying ghost towns, we rediscover a time when whaling operations dominated the landscape for over 60 years. An inspiring and intimate look at the artistic process and Australian history frozen in time"--Container.
Subject Climatic changes -- Arctic regions.
Global warming.
Environmental economics -- Arctic regions.
Ecology -- Arctic regions.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Arctic regions.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Subject Recycled products.
Plastic scrap -- Environmental aspects.
Plastic bottles -- Environmental aspects.
Pollution -- Environmental aspects.
Added Author Wilkinson, Marian, 1954-
Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Iron Weed Films.
Added Title Life in plastics.
Antarctic Oasis haunting journey.
Four Corners (Television program)
Standard No. 782410095196

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