Climate Change

1025 An Inconvenient Truth
1035 Little Ice Age: Big Chill

2072 The Hurricane-Climate Connection, AMS Journal Program 2007-2
2073 Is Global Climate Change Affecting Hurricanes AMS Journal Program 2007-3
1007 Antarctica

1051 A Global Warming?
2076 The Science of Communication

1057 Fires of Kuwait
1056 Dimming the Sun
1072 Fire Wars
1063 Six Degrees That Could Change the World
1066 Surviving the Dust Bowl
1067 The Seasons
(out of print)
1076 Extreme Ice
1079 A Fantasia for Clouds
1080 Against the Elements
1084 Prehistoric Megastorms
1086 Death Fog (NatGeo)
1093 Deadliest Tornadoes
1095 NOVA: Inside the Megastorm: Sandy
1096 Superstorm 2012: Sandy (National Geographic)
2080 Urban Weather and Climate - Now and the Future
2081 Climate Variability and Hydrologic Extremes

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An Inconvenient Truth
(96 minutes plus bonus footage)

Vice President Al Gore’s epic documentary is playing a major role in the great climate change debate. This 16:9 video with 5.1 surround sound presentation includes the full feature film, a music video by Melissa Etheridge and plenty of “making of” scenes. But most compelling may well be the 30 minute follow on presentation by Al Gore detailing new findings since the film was completed…some chilling news about global warming. “One of the most important films of our time” (NBC’s Reel Talk)

1025 DVD-R, $14.95 plus S&H        #!TGS{buy 1025}

Little Ice Age: Big Chill DVD
(100 minutes)

A feature length presentation from the acclaimed History Sunday series on The History Channel. This program examines the cataclysmic consequences of a major shift in the world’s climate which occurred during recorded history. For almost 500 years, the "Little Ice Age” impacted civilization in a myriad of ways, profoundly changing the course of human events. It provides a graphic object lesson as to why we must take climate issues seriously.

                          1035 DVD-R, $14.95plus S&H    #!TGS{buy 1035}


The Hurricane-Climate Connection
(58 minutes)
The AMS Journal: Program 2007-2

Prof. Kerry Emanuel, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

After Katrina, the link between global warming and a perceived increase in severe weather became a critical debate topic in the science and policy arenas. Prof. Kerry Emanuel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), in his 2007 AMS Haurwitz Memorial Lecture, examines this question. While sea surface temperature plays a role in tropical storm intensity, it represents only part of the complex puzzle. He also details an emerging theory that suggests hurricanes and typhoons may play a major, and heretofore, unexpected role in climate dynamics. Production assistance for this program was generously provided by

2072 DVD, $4.95plus S&H       #!TGS{buy 2072}

Is Global Climate Change Affecting Hurricanes?
(30 minutes)

Prof. Kerry Emanuel, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

After the disastrous 2005 hurricane season, which brought Katrina, Rita, Wilma and more, the link between global climate change, warming sea, surface temperature and hurricanes was front page news. Does climate change affect hurricanes? As Prof. Kerry Emanuel explains in the second in his series of lectures, the answer is yes...but the answer is also complex given the many factors involved.

2073 DVD, $4.95plus S&H      #!TGS{buy 2073}

Antarctica (38 minutes)

Before the March of the Penguins and Happy Feet, there was this great IMAX™ film about the southern polar regions. Amazing video above and below the south polar ice cap. An aid to understanding this critical region's effect on climate.
And yes, it has Penguins!

1007 DVD-R $14.95 plus S&H        #!TGS{buy 1007}

A Global Warning?
(95 minutes)

After 4+ billion years of climate change, is global warming simply a naturally occurring phenomenon, or the result of human activity, or a mix of both? This History Channel special documents the adventures of scientists who explore the skies and oceans to examine and document climate change impacts. They explore the sun, the ocean depths and dig deep into the earth to study continental movement, the remnants of gigantic meteor impacts and volcanic activity. Climate is ALWYS changing, but exploring the whys and wherefores is the challenge presented here. (Package is made from 100% post-consumer recycled materials).

                           1051 DVD-R $14.95 plus S&H    #!TGS{buy 1051}


Fires of Kuwait (39 minutes)

This stunning IMAX™ film documents extremely close up one of the major anthropogenic aerosol releases of our time. Over 10,000 firefighters from 40 nations participated in the largest non-military mobilization of all time to staunch the oil field fires. How they actually got the fires out is an amazing story!

1057 DVD-R $14.95 plus S&H    #!TGS{buy 1057}


Dimming the Sun (56 minutes)

NOVA documents a climate conundrum reduced sunlight reaching Earth cooling the atmosphere and also masking the full impact of global warming? Scientists investigate the impacts of anthropogenic aerosols… yet another very inconvenient truth.

1056 DVD-R
$14.95 plus S&H
    #!TGS{buy 1056}


Fire Wars (120 minutes)

NOVA joins the front lines on America’s war of wildfires. A detailed history of the mismanagement of America’s forests and the increasingly dire consequences of a century of fuel buildup. Yellowstone, Los Alamos and fire at the urban-wildland interface. Do we fight fire with fire?

1072 DVD $14.95 plus S&H    #!TGS{buy 1072}


Six Degrees That Could change the World (90 minutes)

Alec Baldwin narrates a degree by degree scenario of global warming’s consequences, from vineyards thriving in England to sled dog teams being retired in Greenland. NASA’s James Hansen is among those to appear. A National Geographic presentation

1063 DVD-R $14.95 plus S&H    #!TGS{buy 1063}


Surviving the Dust Bowl (55 minutes)

A gripping documentary on America’s worst climate disaster, including perhaps the gutsiest weather forecast of the 1930s made by Hugh Bennett, the father of soil conservation, while testifying before Congress. Highly recommended. From the PBS Series, The American Experience.

1066 DVD-R $14.95 plus S&H    #!TGS{buy 1066}


The Seasons (31 minutes)

A gorgeous IMAX™ film narrated by William Shatner in which the cause of the seasons is clearly and gorgeously explained. And Vivaldi’s Four Seasons also star with Pinchas Zuckerman and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra!

1067 DVD $14.95 plus S&H    (out of print)

Extreme Ice (54 minutes)

In this NOVA production, Photographer James Balog leads the largest ever photographic study (EIS - the Extreme Ice Survey) of the cryosphere…time lapse imagery show the dramatic retreat of glaciers over months and years. Along with many members of the climate research community, this program vividly documents and explains glacial retreats. Stunning imagery from Greenland.

1076 DVD, $14.95 plus S&H     #!TGS{buy 1076}

Against the Elements
(2 DVD Set - 2 hours)

An amazing compilation of almost two dozen disasters including tsunamis, wild fires, earthquakes, avalanches, sink holes, mudslides, flash floods, and more. One highlight is a concise summary of the EF5 Manchester, SD tornado which literally wiped the town off the map and how chasers, led by Tim Samaras, documented the largest pressure drop (100 mb) ever confirmed in a tornadic vortex. Prof. Bill Gallus and Jay Trobec also appear. Also, a really unexpected story from Down Under. One of the world’s most prestigious yachting events is the Sydney to Hobart Race. Crews often include meteorologist to help deal with the region’s wild weather – but no one expected an EF2 tornadic waterspout that engulfed one vessel, which actually somehow survived the encounter- and finished second!

                                     1080 DVD-R $14.95 plus S&H        #!TGS{buy 1080}

Prehistoric Megastorms
(2 DVD Set – 2 hours)

Six programs detailing proposed “paleoweather” events. What if the biblical flood was not caused by rain? Archeology and geology are providing evidence that the failure of a natural dam 8000 years ago flooded what is now the Black Sea, a catastrophe imprinted on civilization’s collective memory as legends of a great flood. Then, Vulcanology, DNA and paleoclimate are called upon to delve into a  mystery – why do all humans trace their ancestry back to only ~5000 females? A clue - the climate change resulting from the eruption of Toba 75,000 years ago. Also included: Hypercanes, Mega Tsunamis, Comet Storms, and a prehistoric English superflood.

 1084 DVD-R $14.95 plus S&H        #!TGS{buy 1084}

Death Fog (45 minutes))

Thousands of people dead – overnight – and without a sign of the killer. The nocturnal boundary layer remains one of the toughest of research problems. And its potential to contribute to mass deaths is vividly portrayed in this National Geographic special on the Lake Nyos disaster in which a massive eruption of carbon dioxide from a lake bed drifted downwind while smothering 6000 people in Cameroon. Can it happen again?  Can it happen here?

                                    1086 DVD-R $14.95 plus S&H        #!TGS{buy 1086}

Deadliest Tornadoes (60 minutes)

In April 2011, the worst tornado outbreak in decades left a trail of destruction cross the U.S., killing more than 360 people. Why was there such an extreme outbreak? How do such outbreaks form? With modern warning systems, why did so many die? Is our weather getting more extreme - and if so, how bad will it get? This DVD profiles the scientists trying to understand the extreme forces at work behind this historic outbreak.

1093 DVD, $14.95 plus S&H     #!TGS{buy 1093}

NOVA: Inside the Megastorm: Sandy

Was Hurricane Sandy a freak combination of weather systems? Or are hurricanes increasing in intensity due to a warming climate? How did this perfect storm make search and rescue so dangerous? NOVA goes "Inside the Megastorm" giving viewers a blow by blow recounting of Hurricane Sandy, its impacts and the future of storm protection. Through first person accounts from those who survived, and from experts and scientists, "Inside the Megastorm" gives scientific context to a new breed of storms.

1095 DVD, $19,95 plus S&H #!TGS[buy 1095}

Superstorm 2012: Sandy (National Geographic)

National Geographic goes inside the eye of the superstorm, Hurricane Sandy, to explore why it happened and how it could happen again. Weaving together user-generated stories from those who rode out the catastrophic storm, first responders, weather experts and storm chasers, Superstorm 2012 explores the mammoth and merciless wake that caused fatalities and paralyzed life for millions of people. Find out in depth how this storm - dubbed a "Frankenstorm" by some media - developed and grew as National Geographic examines the science behind its extreme forces and digs further into the unpredictability of nature's fury and its devastating consequences in the 21st century.

1096 DVD, $19,95 plus S&H #!TGS[buy 1096}


The Science of Communications
(59 minutes) The AMS Journal: Program 2008-2

Especially in this era global climate change, many scientists have become increasingly frustrated in their dealings with the press and the public. Why can’t the press get it right? Why isn’t the public smart enough to understand the importance of what I am saying? Turns out physical scientists may have more than a little to learn from decades of research in human psychology, political science and journalism. To transmit knowledge, you must first understand how people internalize information concerning the world around the. AMS Senior Science and Communication Fellow Dr. Anthony Socci, University of Michigan Professor of Political Science Dr. Arthur Lupia and BBC America science correspondent Molly Bentley have some words of wisdom for scientists struggling with public outreach.

2076 DVD-R $4.95 plus S&H #!TGS{buy 2076}


Urban Weather and Climate - Now and the Future

Dr. Walter Dabberdt, Chief Science Officer, Vaisala, Inc.
Prof. Rosina Bierbaum, Dean, School of Natural Resources, University of Michigan
Dr. Kai N. Lee, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Prof. Julian Hunt, University College London
Dr. Susan Avery, President, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Mary M. Glackin, NOAA Deputy Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmospheres
The AMS Journal: Program 2009-3

More than 50 percent of our population already live in cities. And by 2030, the equivalent of 15 cities the size of Phoenix will be created annually. Is the quadruple convergence of urbanism, population growth, climate change and coastal development a perfect storm? In this American Meteorological Society program, a panel of experts discuss the impact climate and cities have on one another. Find out what urban planners and climate scientists must do in order to combine their efforts to adapt to a changing urbanized world.

2080 DVD-R $4.95 plus S&H        #!TGS{buy 2080}

Climate Variability and Hydrologic Extremes (56 minutes)

The AMS Journal, Program 2009-2
Prof. Soroosh Sorooshian
Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing
University of California, Irvine
                                           The AMS Walter Orr Roberts Lecturer (2009)

Will America have enough water for the 21st Century? In the era of global climate change, understanding the water cycle is essential, and specifically predicting the water resources that will available in the years to come. While climate models show increasing skill, reliance on engineering approaches to assure adequate water supplies will remain. Demand for water grows. In parts of the U.S. southwest, it is sobering to note that reliance on ground water has resulted in land subsidence measured in many feet over decades, whereas the aquifer recharge occurs at only several mm/yr. With an introduction by AMS President, Dr. Thomas Karl, Director, National Climatic Data Center.

2081 DVD-R $4.95 plus S&H        #!TGS{buy 2081}

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