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This Science Screen Report looks at the causes of climatic conditions and their influence on human activity. Outlining principles of topography and atmospheric pressure, the program identifies specific types of weather and how they form global patterns—sometimes with damaging and deadly results. (14 minutes.)
People everywhere are interested in the weather, but how does it all work? Beginning with Earth’s atmosphere—its evolution, its gaseous composition, and its four regions—this video takes a close look at how conditions combine to create climate and weather. (26 minutes)
Taking viewers into five dramatically varied climate regions, this program not only illustrates how weather conditions differ around the globe—it also describes how human and animal life is impacted by weather and climate. (15 minutes)
It’s currently common practice to influence local weather systems in more than 30 countries. Techniques are used to generate rainfall or sunshine, or to prevent dangerous hailstorms. But not enough research has been conducted into the consequences of such intervention in the climate. Despite the potential risks, weather manipulation is occurring with greater frequency throughout the world. (26 minutes)
Weather is uncontrollable. Over time we have learned to live with storms, heat waves, droughts, and prolonged periods of extreme cold. As this documentary explains, they are all examples of extreme or unusual weather—nature at its deadliest and most destructive. A BBC Production. (46 Minutes)
With climate change, extreme storms are becoming ever more frequent. In December 2013, a giant storm surge hit the East Coast of England, the like of which hadn't been seen for 60 years. It caused millions of dollars worth of damage to people, homes and wildlife. This program looks at the causes and impacts and assesses how best to protect this vulnerable stretch of coastline against extreme weather hazards in the future. (32 Minutes)