Synopsis by Sean Hurley
In the six-part Climate and Man series, the producers of Films for the Humanities and Sciences deliver an in-depth exploration of the critical relationship existing between Earth's climate and the success or failure of every species existing on this planet. In Sun, Sunlight, and Weather Patterns experts explore the history of change in the Earth's weather patterns. From the Little Ice Age of the 16th century to how the Sahara desert was born to the recent increase in powerfully destructive weather systems such as hurricanes, experts detail the links between global climate change and the tangible effects here on Earth. Also explained is the important function of the Gulf Stream and the relationship between dust storms and volcanic eruptions.