Maria Rosario T. de Mesa
December 10, 2012
1. Explain how the film shows the interdisciplinary relationship of the sciences.
The film showed the interdisciplinary relationship of the other sciences by relating different sciences to another. The Big Freeze is a film about the climate change that is happening and has happened to the earth. We’ve all been wondering why these things happen and what caused it to happen. These past few years, especially in the Philippines, programs have been implemented like the eco bags, The Reuse, Reduce and Recycle to stop the climate change we have been experiencing. The film entitled The Big Freeze is also close to one of the possible scenarios predicted by scientists in which the Universe may end. It is a direct consequence of an ever expanding universe. The most telling evidences, such as those that indicate an increasing rate of expansion in regions farthest from us, support this theory. As such, it is the most widely accepted model pertaining to our universe’s ultimate fate.
The climate change we’ve been experiencing made lots of theories and stories about the nearing of the end of the world. That is why a lot of Geographers are clearing that some things that people are telling are not true. What is happening to the Earth right now happened through the times. It’s just that we are starting all over again.
Geographers believe that this particular “problem” occurs from time to time, from century to century. This documentary film focuses on the drastic and gradual climate changes since the formation of the earth. The film starts with sky-touching mountains and hills of the northern hemisphere. Geologists believe that these mountains were topped with ice.
However, the climate theories of geologists explain that our planet has undergone severe climate changes ranging from the heart-shivering ice cold to the body piercing scorching heat.
As the total documentary series is founded on the concept that the earth is not only our birth place but our life giver too, therefore this documentary film too finds the secrets of geological puzzles under the same perspective. Aubrey Manning starts the documentary film with visiting the beautiful speculations of the Swiss mountainous ranges which strongly challenge the geological theories of climate change. Moving forward, he explores the astonishing piece of rock standing beside a landscape of Switzerland about which geologists believe that it does not belong to the place where it stands. Declared as a national monument, this piece of rock provokes human curiosity about the effects of volcanoes, floods, tornadoes and earthquakes on the earth’s climate.
It further finds out that erosion and drought are not only the symptoms of adverse climate changes but also a milestone in exploring the historical climate changes that created the present day world. The theories of earth’s evolution exclaim that Switzerland was once the big freeze of the world. However, those freezing mountains shrank and extended, melted and strengthened with the passage of time and changed their place from here to there. Over 12000 years ago, Switzerland was far tranquil than the present day, though lifeless too! Remembered by the scientists as the Ice Age, Switzerland has been a puzzle for the geologists for its complex historical revelations the earth’s climate.
2. Discuss how Global warming is explained in the film. Is it a natural phenomenon or a human phenomenon?
Global warming is the greatest threat facing our planet today. A warming planet alters weather patterns, water supplies, seasonal growth for plants and a sustainable way of life for us, and the world’s wildlife. Climate change has already started, but it’s not too late to take action. There’s still time for us all to be part of the solution. A continuous flow...
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