NOVA: Polar Extremes DVD

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NOVA: Polar Extremes Join renowned paleontologist Kirk Johnson on an epic adventure through time at the polar extremes of our planet. Following a trail of strange fossils found in all the wrong places--beech trees in Antarctica, hippo-like mammals in the Arctic--Johnson uncovers the bizarre history of the poles, from miles-high ice sheets to warm polar forests teeming with life. What ... More
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NOVA: Polar Extremes Join renowned paleontologist Kirk Johnson on an epic adventure through time at the polar extremes of our planet. Following a trail of strange fossils found in all the wrong places--beech trees in Antarctica, hippo-like mammals in the Arctic--Johnson uncovers the bizarre history of the poles, from miles-high ice sheets to warm polar forests teeming with life. What caused such dramatic changes at the ends of the Earth? And what controls the dial on Earth's thermostat? Today, the Arctic is warming faster than anywhere else in the world, and Antarctica has locked in its ice enough water to raise sea level by a terrifying 200 feet. The way that the poles respond to a warming climate is one of the greatest wildcards in predicting our climate future. Johnson uses Earth's history, written in stone, as a cipher to decode what is going on at our polar extremes today, and what the future may hold.

Producer: Laurie Cahalane, Melanie Wallace, David Dugan
Executive Producer: Julia Cort, Chris Schmidt
Production Company: Windfall Films
Production Year: 2020
Copyright Year: 2020
Director: Lucy Haken
Host: Kirk Johnson
Writers: Kirk Johnson, Lucy Haken, David Dugan
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Deborah
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5.0 star rating
07/23/22
Mind-expanding discoveries!
Review by Deborah on 07/23/22 review stating Mind-expanding discoveries!
I learned so much from this amazing exploration of the climate cycles of Earth, over millions of years.
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Barbara
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5.0 star rating
05/26/22
I really like it!!
Review by Barbara on 05/26/22 review stating I really like it!!
I really like it!!
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Ever G.
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5.0 star rating
03/18/22
Stunning documentary
Review by Ever G. on 03/18/22 review stating Stunning documentary
Remarkable documentary should be compulsory viewing for students worldwide. It is the next generation that may acquire the knowledge, conviction and determination to act to save our planet.
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Elizabeth
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5.0 star rating
02/23/21
Explain it to the future generation
Review by Elizabeth on 02/23/21 review stating Explain it to the future generation
Its a great show to represent visually how the changes in the earth have happened and how WE as human civilization are changing the planet. Great show to every student during their study hall or anyone who cares about learning !
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Kt
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
A must-watch!
Review by Kt on 07/17/20 review stating A must-watch!
An AMAZING tour of the worlds ice, and engaging story of how the carbon footprint of humans is changing our world in unprecedented ways. Kirk Johnson is delightful. The explanation of the carbon cycle is eye-opening. Incredible views of natures beauty.
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Grouchy
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
GOBAL WARMING BY US IS A QUANTIFIABLE EFFECT AND MEASURED.
Review by Grouchy on 07/17/20 review stating GOBAL WARMING BY US IS A QUANTIFIABLE EFFECT AND MEASURED.
This is a scary movie. Make no mistake about it. Towards the end the evidence condenses coming into clear focus. There is a LINE TO CROSS that if we dont approach carefully and with steadfast determination THERE WILL BE NO RETURN TO TODAY AS WE NO IT, and tomorrow looks to scary to want to be there. If you think todays diseases are frightening, what do you think a HOT world will be. What scary/dangerous life forms will inhabit every inch of a hot steamy jungle like world in competition with you?
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Sam
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
A great addition to any environmental library
Review by Sam on 07/17/20 review stating A great addition to any environmental library
Presents the climate change facts clearly, with superb visuals, and to great effect. Global locations, very well explained and photographed.


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