The Ross to host 'Movie Talk: Thin Ice'

"Thin Ice: The Inside Story of Climate Science" is playing at the Ross Oct. 11-17.
"Thin Ice: The Inside Story of Climate Science" is playing at the Ross Oct. 11-17.

A "Movie Talk" will be held at 4:25 p.m., Oct. 13 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. The talk will follow a 3:05 p.m. screening of "Thin Ice," a film that examines the effects of climate change. The talk is free and open to the public. Admission to the film screening is regular Ross prices.

The "Movie Talk" panel will feature David M. Harwood, research director of the ANDRILL Science Management Office, geosciences professor and E.E. and T.M. Stout Professor of Stratigraphy at UNL; Robert Oglesby, professor of climate modeling at UNL, with joint appointments in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and the School of Natural Resources; and Ken Dewey, a professor of applied climate science in the School of Natural Resources at UNL who gives talks to the public across the region on the topic of climate change.

In recent years climate science has come under increasing attack, so geologist Simon Lamb took his camera to find out what is really going on from his climate science colleagues. Simon followed scientists at work in the Arctic, Antarctic, Southern Ocean, New Zealand, Europe and the USA. They talk about their work, and their hopes and fears, with a rare candour and directness. This creates an intimate portrait of the global community of researchers racing to understand our planet's changing climate.

"Thin Ice" is a joint initiative between Oxford University, United Kingdom, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (VUW) and London-based DOX Productions. Both universities have active programs with world-wide networks of collaborators in climate change and related research. The project began over a cup of coffee at a Climate Change and Governance conference in Wellington in March 2006. Peter Barrett (VUW) suggested to Simon Lamb (Oxford) that he make a film about it with his friend David Sington (DOX Productions).

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