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How quantum mechanics explains global warming - Lieven Scheire

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You’ve probably heard that carbon dioxide is warming the Earth. But how exactly is it doing it? Lieven Scheire uses a rainbow, a light bulb and a bit of quantum physics to describe the science behind global warming.

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  • Educator Lieven Scheire
  • Director Chris Boyle
  • Sound Designer Michael Dow
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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