Running Time: 32 minutes
Martin Atkin, Lucy Clayton
"Highly recommended! This excellent documentary vividly shows the viewer some of the significant impacts of global warming. Two different cultures a half a world away from each other are feeling the effects of climate change. While those in the Arctic lose an ice pack that supports the wildlife they depend upon for food, people in the South Pacific must deal with a rising sea level brought on by the melting ice. Both are forced to adapt to the consequences of a practice over which they have no control: the burning of fossil fuels." - Educational Media Reviews Online
This is an excellent video to introduce the effects
of global warming.
The Marshall Islands, with an average elevation
of six feet above sea level, are among the most sensitive environments
to long term climate change. Rising seas may force the people of
these islands to flee.
Halfway around the world, another culture
in a vastly different environment is also confronting the life-altering
realities of a warming world - the Arctic.
Part of these ice-bound
lands will soon be submerged. Today, thawing glaciers, changing
wildlife populations and thinning ice over once stable lands
are rapidly destabilizing traditional ways of northern native life.
film gives the viewer a first hand look at the human implications
of global warming and helps us identify with populations
who face the threat of becoming environmental refugees. We also
hear the inspiring voices of those who are working constantly
to minimize the impact of global warming, examine its causes, and