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The Venus Theory
The Venus Theory
The Venus Theory
Item#: VEN-921-D
$149.00
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Running Time: 52 minutes
G 10-Adult
Pasi Toiviainen

 

"Recommended. Looks at scientific research particularly the pioneering work of Dr. Charles Keeling begun over 50 years ago that demonstrates how human activities, notably our increased burning of fossil fuels, are helping create a blanket of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere that traps gases and vapors, leading to the 'greenhouse effect' and global warming. Our 'sister' planet Venus is cited as an example, in which natural events created 'runaway' global warming, making life unsustainable. This documentary is sure to spark discussion."
- Video Librarian

"Highly recommended. A very interesting film, from the perspective of scientists and environmentalists."
- Educational Media Reviews Online

 

 

- Finish TV National Broadcast
- Special Jury Award for Best Documentary, 21st International TV Science Programme Festival, Paris, France

 

- Toronto Planet In Focus International Documentary Festival
- 21st International TV Science Programme Festival, Paris, France
- FICMA International Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain
- Monte Carlo International TV Festival, Monte Carlo, France
Featuring the pioneering work of world renowned scientist Dr. Charles Keeling, The Venus Theory clearly explains the science behind global warming.

Dr. Keeling's recordings of carbon dioxide at the Mauna Loa Observatory first alerted the world to the possibility of anthropogenic contribution to the "greenhouse effect" and global warming. His research showed that the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide has grown from 315 ppm in 1958 to 380 in 2005, with the increases correlated to fossil fuel emissions.

The film interviews leading scientists from around the world who present their projections that the Earth may warm 4-10 degrees by the end of the century, and what consequences this holds for our planet and various species, including humankind.

Our "sister" planet Venus is cited as an example in which natural events created "runaway" global warming, making life impossible. The scientists explore whether the Earth's temperature may one day equal that of Venus.