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.