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Climate Change – Tomorrow’s Climate – Today’s Challenge

Opening with a wide-angled shot coming towards the earth from space, the voice over begins, “Life depends on the warmth of the sun being trapped by the layer of gases that surround the earth…”

1995 was a significant year for global policy on climate change and following years of debate by politicians and scientists, the 1997 Kyoto Protocol to control climate change became international law on 16 February 2005. Industrialised nations who sign up to the treaty are legally bound to reduce worldwide emissions of the six greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane nitrous oxide, ozone, water vapour and halocarbons). These gases are trace gases that account for less than 1% of the atmosphere, yet have a big impact on the regulation of our climate.

This film encourages people to think about how they can help to reduce the threat of global climate change.


Life depends on the warmth of the sun being trapped by the layer of gases that surround the Earth.

As we produce more of these gases the world will get warmer and the extreme climate effects we have witnessed may become more frequent.

WOMAN’S VOICE: 100 degrees Fahrenheit! It’s the hottest day we have ever recorded in Britain.

If we could see the gases, the causes of the problems would be obvious.

It’s not too late to make a difference. The solutions exist, but we all have to act now to tackle the problem.

Visit to find out how.

Tomorrow’s climate is today’s challenge.

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