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Fight for the Future

Episode 3 of 3

Dr Iain Stewart looks at how scientists can predict what changes global warming will bring with a journey to the frontline of research today: Greenland.

Having explained the science behind global warming, and addressed the arguments of the climate change sceptics earlier in the series, Dr Iain Stewart concludes the series by looking at the biggest challenge now facing climate scientists - Just how can they predict exactly what changes global warming will bring?

It's a journey that takes him from early attempts to model the climate system with dishpans, to supercomputers, and to the frontline of climate research today: Greenland. Most worryingly he discovers that scientists are becoming increasingly concerned that their models are actually underestimating the speed of changes already underway.

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Fri 18 Dec 2009 00:50

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Role Contributor
Producer Gaby Hornsby
Director Gaby Hornsby

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  • Sun 21 Sep 2008 21:00
  • Sun 21 Sep 2008 23:10
  • Sat 11 Oct 2008 01:20
  • Sat 11 Oct 2008 01:50
  • Thu 17 Dec 2009 23:20
  • Fri 18 Dec 2009 00:20
  • Fri 18 Dec 2009 00:50