Crude_Study_Guide

Crude_Study_Guide - THE HISTORY CHANNEL CLASSROOM PRESENTS...

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THE HISTORY CHANNEL CLASSROOM PRESENTS CRUDE It is a substance that touches nearly every aspect of our lives, and yet most of us know virtually nothing about it. From our food to our cars to our clothing, crude oil contributes in some way to the overwhelming majority of the products and vehicles that we rely on each day. It is an energy source unrivaled in its efficiency and power – and is the driving force behind modern industries and economies. Yet some of the most knowledgeable experts predict that we have already passed peak production of this vital natural resource. And while the world is growing increasingly dependent on oil and its byproducts, the supply is becoming more limited each day. This one and a half hour documentary traces the history of oil through the centuries, highlighting key milestones in the development of this fuel. Bringing the story up to the present day, Crude examines the effects of oil dependency on our climate. With the burning of crude, carbon emission has reached dangerous levels in the 21 st century – and it continues to rise. The result? The dramatic increase of green houses gases in our atmosphere leads to an uptick in global temperatures and threatens our stable climate, and ultimately, our way of life. After retracing the transformation of this important fuel over time, Crude goes on to highlight some of the profound threats we may face in the future, and gives students an excellent opportunity to debate one of the most critical issues
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