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Documentary "Thin Ice, the Inside Story of Climate Change" to be shown at Coe

Rod Pritchard, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
(319) 399-8605 or rpritcha@coe.edu

2013-04-10 08:23:04 - General

In observance of Earth Week, the documentary movie "Thin Ice, the Inside Story of Climate Change" will be shown at Coe College on Tuesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. in Kesler Lecture Hall of Hickok Hall. The showing is free and open to the public, with a discussion to follow.

"Thin Ice, the Inside Story of Climate Science" is a joint initiative between Oxford University, United Kingdom, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and London-based DOX Productions. Both universities have active programs in climate change and related research with worldwide networks of collaborators.

During Earth Week, the documentary will be shown at multiple venues around the world, and the producers have offered it to Coe and other signatories of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). The aim of the director and producers is to give people from all walks of the life the chance to see the astonishing range of human activity as well as scientific endeavor that is required to understand our changing climate.

The ACUPCC is a high-visibility effort to address global climate disruption undertaken by a network of colleges and universities that have made institutional commitments to eliminate net greenhouse gas emissions from specified campus operations, and to promote the research and educational efforts of higher education to equip society to re-stabilize the earth’s climate. Its mission is to accelerate progress towards climate neutrality and sustainability by empowering the higher education sector to educate students, create solutions and provide leadership by example for the rest of society.

The documentary presentation is sponsored by the Coe College Sustainability Council, Coe College Environmental Club and Green Iowa AmeriCorps.

For more information, call 399-8581 or visit coe.edu.