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On thin ice

Author: David BrancaccioTy WestJohn SiceloffPublic Broadcasting Service (U.S.)Corporation for Public Broadcasting.All authors
Publisher: [S.I.] : JumpStart Productions, LLC ; Alexandria, VA : Distributed by PBS Home Video, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Secondary (senior high) school : English
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Seventy-five percent of the world's fresh water is stored in glaciers, but scientists predict climate change will cause some of the world's largest glaciers to completely melt by 2030. What effect will this have on our daily lives, especially our water and food supply? With global warming falling low on a national list of American concerns, it's time to take a deeper look at what could be a global calamity in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David Brancaccio; Ty West; John Siceloff; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); Corporation for Public Broadcasting.; JumpStart Productions.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); PBS Home Video.
OCLC Number: 426062318
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally aired as an episode of the PBS television series NOW on April 17, 2009.
Credits: Program editor, Larry Goldfine ; camera, Ken Sauls, Thom Pollard, Anthonly volastro, Jason Maloney ; original music by Alexis Harte, Sukhawat Ali Khan, Laurent Samandari.
Performer(s): Host, David Brancaccio ; senior correspondent, Maria Hinojosa ; featuring Conrad Anker, Vandana Shiva.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; full screen presentation.
Other Titles: NOW, April 17, 2009
Now (Television program : 2005)
Responsibility: senior editor and writer, David Brancaccio ; senior producer, Ty West ; executive producer, John Siceloff ; a production of JumpStart Productions, LLC ; produced in association with Thirteen/WNET New York.

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Seventy-five percent of the world's fresh water is stored in glaciers, but scientists predict climate change will cause some of the world's largest glaciers to completely melt by 2030. What effect will this have on our daily lives, especially our water and food supply? With global warming falling low on a national list of American concerns, it's time to take a deeper look at what could be a global calamity in the making. David Brancaccio and environmentalist Conrad Anker trek to the Gangotri Glacier in the Himalayan Mountains and visit Montana's Glacier National Park to witness the problem.

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