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Turning Down the Heat: The New Energy Revolution 2000

Highly Recommended

Distributed by Bullfrog Films, PO Box 149, Oley, PA 19547; 800-543-FROG (3764)
Produced by Jim Hamm Productions
Director n/a
VHS, color, 46 min.

Jr. High - Adult
Energy, Environmental Studies

Date Entered: 11/09/2018

Reviewed by Gloria Maxwell, Reference Librarian, Penn Valley Community College, Kansas City, MO

Global warming is a familiar term today. Many people acknowledge that the industrialized nations, accompanied by the burning of fossil fuels, are the leading contributors to pollution and, ultimately, global warming. As fossil fuels burn, they release carbon dioxide, which, in turn, warms the atmosphere, resulting in increased instances of hurricanes, droughts, and floods. This video does not dwell on these consequences, but focuses, instead, on solutions. The majority of the film deals with successful alternatives being tried throughout the world - California, Japan, Europe - that are substituting renewable energy sources for continued burning of fossil fuels. Such examples include an entire solar community in Amsterdam (solar panels mounted on the roofs of houses); solar water heating units in Japan; wind turbines used extensively in Holland and India; hydrogen fuel cells and ground source heat in Canada; co-ops in Denmark; and biogas fuel used in Vietnam and Denmark.