Our planet is nearly made up from 75% water, and very little time do we stop and think about the frozen bodies that contain water and how it would affect if they melt. In the documentary “Earth Under Water” filmed by Discovery Channel will argue that sea levels are rising and that there is nothing humanely possible to prepare for the rising sea level creating fear for the audience by using primarily one voice that is monotoned.
Essentially all of the coastal cities in the Unites states and around the would be non-existent because if Antarctica were to melt completely it would over flood first the coastal cities and then with rising tides it would flood inland cities. All of the possible scenarios are made under the assumption that sea level will rise up to six feet. Just three feet of water would make a significant amount of damage. There are however cities that are trying to build a wall to avoid a flood from the rising sea level but it will not be enough to keep safe because as the sea level rises the tide will rise making it impossible to build a sea defense that is high enough for protection.
Briefly the film shows an animated diagram and shows the audience a possible solution however quickly discourages the solution. The narrator first shows a wall that could be built and how it would have to function with boats to let them in and out of the ports. However this solution is quickly dismissed by the high cost that it would take to build such thing. Since there is no possible way to realistically estimate the amount the sea level would rise it would be nearly impossible to start building. How can you build protection but not know the gravity of the threat?
In order to make the audience care and change the way they see the issue of rising sea level the film only has one person narrate with the same tone throughout the entire film. The voice is monotone and serious making it automatically a serious topic that should worry everyone, rich or poor and all races go out the window. This phenomenon will affect everyone and there is no saving from it.
The Discovery Channel, Earth under Water, 2010