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SOLD OUT: November 6: "Glacial Balance": Film Screening and Discussion

Glacial Balance Film
Event Date: 
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join the Koshland Science Museum and the National Research Council’s Polar Research Board for a screening and thought-provoking discussion about the documentary film, “Glacial Balance.” 

This film provides scientific insights about the causes of climate change and an explanation of how climate change is impacting the world’s glaciers. First-hand accounts of the impacts of climate change on people and communities across South America provide insights into the potential long-term consequences of glacial ice melt. The film presents a vivid depiction of how scientists collect and preserve ice cores from mountain glaciers and describes the importance of collecting and analyzing data from ice cores.

Special guests include:

  • Lonnie G. Thompson (featured in the film), Distinguished University Professor in the School of Earth Sciences and a research scientist in the Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State University, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Ethan Steinman, director of “Glacial Balance,” owner of Daltonic Films, and director of the award-winning documentary “Tesoros Descartados” (“Discarded Treasures”) 
  • Ellen Mosley-Thompson, Distinguished University Professor and director of the Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State University, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences 
  • Julie Brigham-Grette, professor in the Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and chair of the National Research Council’s Polar Research Board 

The screening will be interspersed with lively discussions among the film director, scientific experts, and the audience. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. Admission is $10 ($7 for students) and includes pizza and light refreshments. Purchase tickets through Eventbrite.

Image: Courtesy of Daltonic Films.

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