Synopsis by Sean Hurley
In the six-part Climate and Man series, producers from 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. The Greenhouse Effect addresses the contentious issue of whether the increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are causing the mean temperature of the Earth to rise and what this means for the future of life on Earth. Experts look at historic changes in climate and the effect these changes played in the disappearance of, for example, the dinosaurs. Contrasting the climates of Venus and Mars, experts detail why life can't exist there although it thrives here on Earth.