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Our Earth is like a machine forever in motion, powered by the Sun and which nurtures life. 

Climate is the engine of this machine, providing a suitable environment for life. This engine is composed of many parts, including tides, terrain, winds and ocean currents. Although each part has its own function, they affect one another. Working together, they maintain a very delicate balance of the global climate. Besides, carbon is an important element of life. It is stored on Earth in different forms and is perpetually exchanging and cycling among living organisms and the environment. And the continuation of life depends on a stable and healthy carbon cycle. Unfortunately, since the industrial revolution, our fossil-fuel-driven civilization has been consuming huge amount of energy, flooding the atmosphere with carbon dioxide. In May 2013, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached 400 parts per million, the highest since three million years ago. This has been seriously disturbing the carbon cycle, causing unforeseeable consequence to the climate and life of the Earth.

The Sky Show ˇ§Dynamic Earth: Exploring Earthˇ¦s Climate Engineˇ¨ will illustrate how this enormous yet intricate climate system of the Earth operates. The audience, riding on winds and ocean currents, will take on a journey of carbon cycle, get into the heart of the hurricane Katrina to feel the beating of the hurricane system, traverse a volcano on the seabed to witness its horrifying eruptive force, and dive in the deep sea to have close encounters with sharks and whales.

Sky Show ˇ§Dynamic Earth: Exploring Earth's Climate Engineˇ¨ Trailer

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A solar storm is shrounding Venus with high energy charged particles. Scientists believe that it would strip away lighter elements in the upper atmosphere of Venus, leaving many greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide that trap the heat of the Sun, causing the planetˇ¦s surface temperature to rise to nearly 500˘J.

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When solar storms reach the Earth, a powerful magnetic field generated deep within the core of our planet will form a protective shield. This shield will block most of these lethal particles and save life from the threat of the storm.

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The aberration of solar heat absorbed by the surface of the Earth, partly due to the cycle of day and night, seasons and geographical factors, brings in convection of warm winds and cold winds, thus forming a complex wind circulation.

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Here is a computer simulation of the internal conditions of the centre of the hurricane Katrina. Storms, though bring disaters to human, are one of the ways to stabilize global climate. They help release heat stored in the oceans, balancing sea temperature. The moisture they stir into the atmosphere helps keep the rest of the Earth warm.

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Phytoplankton is a key component of the carbon cycle which takes in carbon dioxide in the water and brings it to the food chain. As plants and animals in the food chain die, carbon released in the decaying process will be stored in the soil beneath. 

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Show Period : 1 November 2013 - 30 April 2014
Place : Stanley Ho Space Theatre
Admission Fees :

Front stalls $24, Stalls $32 (Standard)
Front stalls $12, Stalls $16 (Concession)
 -  Concession is applicable to full-time students, people with disabilities and senior citizens aged 60 or above
 -  Children under 3 years old will not be admitted

Duration : 24 minutes
Show Schedule : Please refer to "Stanley Ho Space Theatre Show Schedule" 
Ticketing : Please refer to "Ticketing Information"
Advance booking up to one week is available
URBTIX Internet Ticketing : http://www.urbtix.hk  
Telephone credit card booking : 2111 5999  
Ticketing enquiries: 2734 9009 

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