In recent years climate science has come under increasing attack, so concerned geologist Simon Lamb grabbed his camera and set out to explore the inside story of climate research. For over ...
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In recent years climate science has come under increasing attack, so concerned geologist Simon Lamb grabbed his camera and set out to explore the inside story of climate research. For over three years he followed scientists from a wide range of disciplines at work in the Arctic, Antarctic, Southern Ocean, New Zealand, Europe and the United States. They talk about their work, their hopes and fears with a rare candor and directness, resulting in an intimate portrait of the global community of researchers racing to understand our planet's changing climate and provide a compelling case for rising CO2 as the main cause.
This film offers a unique perspective on climate change since it is told from the point of view of researchers in the field. Proving human responsibility for global warming is the core of the film. The film travels around the globe to interview scientists from a wide range of disciplines to reveal the scientific proof behind global warming.
Focusing on the science itself is a refreshing angle in films about climate science. Most films make a play for the viewer's emotions and guilt, while in Thin Ice the scientists are speaking for themselves and for their views on climate science and the connection to the data they collect. There is a trust-worthiness in the researchers in the film. They are serious about their work, dedicated to the science, and sincerely enjoy what they do, whether it be "on the ice", in the field, or in the lab. The film also includes the best explanation of how greenhouse gases work in the atmosphere.
Although the data clearly reveals the impact of human activity on global climate, the film offers hope, and can be truly inspirational to a new generation of scientists.
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