Film screening, discussion at UNH looks at water, climate and winter
DURHAM — The University of New Hampshire resumes its exploration of “Water, Water Everywhere?: A University Dialogue on the World’s Most Critical Resource” for the spring semester with a film and panel discussion on climate change, water and winter in New England.
On Tuesday, Jan. 28, the University Dialogue screens the award-winning documentary film “Chasing Ice,” followed by a panel discussion with UNH researchers. The event will be held from 5-8 p.m. in the Granite State Room of the Memorial Union Building at UNH in Durham.
Panel discussion will be with UNH faculty members Mimi Becker, associate professor of natural resources and the environment; Jennifer Jacobs, professor of civil engineering and director of the Infrastructure and Climate Network; and Cameron Wake, research associate professor of climatology and glaciology in the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS)
The event is free; light refreshments will be served.
The recipient of dozens of awards, “Chasing Ice” chronicles environmental photographer James Balog’s mission to tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate by deploying time-lapse cameras across the Arctic to capture the world’s changing glaciers. His Extreme Ice Survey aims to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of climate change and our changing planet. Variety called the film, which received the excellence in cinematography award from the Sundance Festival, “visually breathtaking.”
“While we scientists and engineers can discuss the science and facts behind our changing climate and its impact on our water and our lives, this film brings the issues to life in a unique and powerful way,” says Jacobs. “We’re grateful to a grant from the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. for this partnership with the Let’s Talk About Water team to bring this film and discussion to UNH.”
Following the film, Jacobs, Becker and Wake will discuss their research related to climate change, water, and winter.
Additional sponsors of this event are the Discovery Program, department of civil engineering, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, and Environmental Research Group, all at UNH.