Global Warming: Carbon Dioxide and the Greenhouse Effect

This video segment demonstrates carbon dioxide's role in the greenhouse effect and explains how increasing concentrations of C02 in the atmosphere may be contributing to global warming. Video includes an unusual demonstration of C02's heat-absorbing properties, using infrared film, a researcher's face, and a stream of C02 between them.

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FRONTLINE/NOVA
WGBH Educational Foundation
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Video length: 2:26 minutes.

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