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Chasing Ice: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Contact Name: 
Lisa Matthews
Science Center Hall C, One Oxford Street, Cambridge

Join us for a free public screening of the award-winning documentary Chasing Ice (2012, dir. Jeff Orlowski), the story of  National Geographic photographer James Balog's mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of climate change. Overcoming seemingly insurmountable weather conditions and technical challenges, Balog and his team of young adventurers deployed time-lapse cameras across the Arctic to capture the world’s glaciers as they melted over the course of several years. The imagery is stunning and alarming as the ice retreats and great mountains are seen breaking off and falling into the oceans.   

Followed by a conversation with Harvard climate scientists James Anderson (Dept. of Chemistry & Chemical Biology) and Peter Huybers (Dept. of Earth & Planetary Sciences), and moderated by Daniel Schrag (Dept. of Earth & Planetary Sciences; School of Engineering & Applied Sciences; Director, Harvard University Center for the Environment).

Free and open to the public. Free event parking is available (beginning at 5pm in the 52 Oxford Street garage.) Cosponsored by the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, and the Office for Sustainability. Special thanks to National Geographic Channels for making the screening and presentation possible.

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