A documentary exploring the extremes of the world's climate.The four programmes focus on wind, wet, cold and heat, and explore how these produce hurricanes, monsoons, ice storms and tornadoes, as well as regulate the global environment.
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A documentary exploring the extremes of the world's climate.The four programmes focus on wind, wet, cold and heat, and explore how these produce hurricanes, monsoons, ice storms and tornadoes, as well as regulate the global environment.

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25 September 2002 (UK)  »

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Comprehensive and spectacular show on weather
13 May 2007 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

This series falls into the spectacular, adventurous type of documentaries. It presents the main weather manipulating factors using breathtaking shootings with an active and constant involvement of the narrator.

We can follow the journey of Donal MacIntyre in understanding the Earth's weather. Various places are visited from the cold arctic zones to sandy warm beaches, from hot deserts to tropical rain forests. The series does not enter extremely deep in the explanation of all the phenomena, however it presents a general overview of the four main factors and their main aspects. Wind, wet, cold and heat: each of them gets a separate episode. Both sides of these weather factors are presented. They are the main manipulators of weather, thus they are the key manipulators of life. But as they bring life they could bring also disaster. In his journey MacIntyre undergoes various tests, either in nature or in controlled environment, experiencing the harsh effects of weather on his skin. In the same time the archive shootings of natural disasters remind us how weak we are when the nature unleashes and how irresponsible is the human, as we are the main cause of changing the weather, which becomes more unstable and wilder as the global warming increases.

I highly recommend this show. It presents the duality of our weather, the beauty and the beast, in an exciting, spectacular and also thrilling way.


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