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Extreme Environments, 1, Ocean
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produced by Evan Clark, fl. 2012, in Extreme Environments, 1 (Geelong, Victoria: Switch International, 2010), 24 mins
Looks at the oceans of the world and the marine life that inhabits them. The Great Barrier Reef, marine scientific research, Whale Sharks, The Mexican Turtle Centre, Albatross, Seals, mini submarines and big wave tow-in surfers are all reliant on conditions only made possible in great bodies of water.
produced by Evan Clark, fl. 2012, in Extreme Environments, 1 (Geelong, Victoria: Switch International, 2010), 24 mins
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Extreme Environments, 2, Desert
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produced by Evan Clark, fl. 2012, in Extreme Environments, 2 (Geelong, Victoria: Switch International, 2010), 24 mins
Deserts cover one third of the world’s land mass, and are growing at an alarming rate. Camels, flamingoes, endangered species and specific flora can be found in arid areas. Encroaching deserts are estimated to affect 250 million people, however for those who have always lived in some of the driest locations on e...
produced by Evan Clark, fl. 2012, in Extreme Environments, 2 (Geelong, Victoria: Switch International, 2010), 24 mins
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Extreme Environments, 3, Ice
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produced by Evan Clark, fl. 2012, in Extreme Environments, 3 (Geelong, Victoria: Switch International, 2010), 23 mins
The bulk of the earth’s fresh water is locked away in polar ice caps, and 90 per cent of the world’s ice can be found in Antarctica. Ice-dwelling animals such as the Polar Bear are being affected by dwindling ice supplies around the planet. Glaciologists and research teams are working to better understand the...
produced by Evan Clark, fl. 2012, in Extreme Environments, 3 (Geelong, Victoria: Switch International, 2010), 23 mins
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Extreme Environments, 4, Air
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produced by Evan Clark, fl. 2012, in Extreme Environments, 4 (Geelong, Victoria: Switch International, 2010), 23 mins
Although we can’t see it, air is vital to our existence. It serves as a blanket that retains warmth from the sun, supports all life on earth, and holds clouds and water vapor that produce rain. More than 40,000 thunderstorms occur around the world each day. The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program has equip...
produced by Evan Clark, fl. 2012, in Extreme Environments, 4 (Geelong, Victoria: Switch International, 2010), 23 mins
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Extreme Environments, 5, Volcanoes
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produced by Evan Clark, fl. 2012, in Extreme Environments, 5 (Geelong, Victoria: Switch International, 2010), 24 mins
Volcanic eruptions are devastating, often killing thousands and displacing many more, yet people continue to reside near active volcanoes as the ash and lava enrich the soil. Some volcanoes lay dormant for centuries, even millennia at a stretch, creating catastrophic consequences when they finally erupt. Mt. Vesuv...
produced by Evan Clark, fl. 2012, in Extreme Environments, 5 (Geelong, Victoria: Switch International, 2010), 24 mins
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Extreme Environments, 6, Flood
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produced by Evan Clark, fl. 2012, in Extreme Environments, 6 (Geelong, Victoria: Switch International, 2010), 24 mins
With average temperatures rising globally, floods are becoming more frequent, and more prolonged, causing devastation to people, houses, agriculture and production. Flood Irrigation Planning and Flood Management Strategies are under review and water born diseases such as cholera are increasing. Reviews the effects...
produced by Evan Clark, fl. 2012, in Extreme Environments, 6 (Geelong, Victoria: Switch International, 2010), 24 mins
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Extreme Environments, 7, Sun
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produced by Evan Clark, fl. 2012, in Extreme Environments, 7 (Geelong, Victoria: Switch International, 2010), 23 mins
The Sun provides light and warmth that makes our Earth inhabitable. A yellow dwarf star that fuses hydrogen atoms into helium and releases huge amounts of energy in the process, the Sun is serves many functions. Used as an accurate basis for calendars, worshiped as a God and celebrated at Stonehenge, the Pyramid o...
produced by Evan Clark, fl. 2012, in Extreme Environments, 7 (Geelong, Victoria: Switch International, 2010), 23 mins
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Extreme Environments, 8, Tropics
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produced by Evan Clark, fl. 2012, in Extreme Environments, 8 (Geelong, Victoria: Switch International, 2010), 23 mins
The tropics of the world feature the broadest range of plant and animal life, and tropical forests use intense sunlight to replenish the atmosphere with oxygen and water vapor. The Amazon is referred to as the ‘Lungs of the World’; however increases in logging and the population is posing threat to this. Eco-t...
produced by Evan Clark, fl. 2012, in Extreme Environments, 8 (Geelong, Victoria: Switch International, 2010), 23 mins
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Extreme Environments, 9, Forest
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produced by Evan Clark, fl. 2012, in Extreme Environments, 9 (Geelong, Victoria: Switch International, 2010), 23 mins
Forests currently account for around 10 per cent of the Earth’s surface; however forests around the world are dwindling due to the demands of an increasing population and industry. Forests are important to the planet’s biosphere as they retain water, preserve soil quality and provide habitat for many species o...
produced by Evan Clark, fl. 2012, in Extreme Environments, 9 (Geelong, Victoria: Switch International, 2010), 23 mins
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Extreme Environments, 10, Urban
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produced by Evan Clark, fl. 2012, in Extreme Environments, 10 (Geelong, Victoria: Switch International, 2010), 23 mins
Cities were created as a result of trade developments. Housing, clean water, sanitization and transportation are all crucial to a functional city. Nowadays, the advantages of urban living are offset by high numbers of people living in a relatively small area. Pollution and poor sanitization are just two areas of c...
produced by Evan Clark, fl. 2012, in Extreme Environments, 10 (Geelong, Victoria: Switch International, 2010), 23 mins
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