After the Warming, Part One: The Fatal Flower
- 1990 ----- color ----- 55 min ----- vhs
Using the "virtual reality computer model," social journalist James Burke looks back at various global warming scenarios from the year 2050. He shows how life on earth has always been altered by changing weather patterns. The Vikings in the new world were wiped out by a "little ice age," that set harsh conditions leading to the Black Plague. In the 1700's, a warm period resulted in abundant food, a population explosion and fostered the Industrial Revolution. It was nature that altered the destiny of life on earth. Man has now become the trigger with the technology to make subtle but ominous changes on our planet.
- Topics: (Atmospheric Sciences, Biology, Environmental Studies)