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Global Warming: Confront the Reality

by cba203
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My video entry aims to alarm viewers of the dangers of global warming through a simple, yet powerful, arrangement of images and sound. The video seeks to educate as well. Interspersed among the moving images is straightforward text reciting factual causes and effects of climate change. By creatively and thoughtfully communicating a real sense of urgency about global warming, I hope to inspire viewers to actively address the issue, and confront its undeniable reality.

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Cited facts:

“Coal-burning power plants in the U.S. produce 2.5 billion tons of carbon dioxide pollution annually”
(National Resources Defense Council website)

“Automobiles in the U.S. produce 1.5 billion tons of carbon dioxide pollution annually”
(National Resources Defense Council website)

“The sea level is currently rising at 3 times the historical rate”
(National Resources Defense Council website)

“The number of wildfires in the western U.S. has quadrupled in the last 20 years”
(“Is Global Warming Causing More, Larger Wildfires?”, Science, August 18, 2006)

“In the last 35 years warmer ocean temperatures have fueled more destructive hurricanes”
(National Resources Defense Council website)

Music:
Artist: Sia
Song: “Breathe Me” [Four Tet Remix]
Album: Breathe Me: Remixes

Video:
Various clips purchased from royalty-free stock video footage websites

Images:
Various publicly-posted photos downloaded from the Internet