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NOVA; Dimming The Sun


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Dimming The Sun
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Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

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As global warming turns up the heat, researchers are stunned to discover that our sun is actually growing dimmer. Increasing air pollution allows less and less sunlight to reach earth's surface, a 'global dimming' that disturbs rainfall patterns and is creates severe droughts. In an even more alarming twist, there is concern that recent success in solving the dimming problem is greatly accelerating global warming, melting ice caps and flooding coastal cities. NOVA examines a baffling climate conundrum and follows the disturbing implications of the discovery for our planet's future.



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