Arctic Emergency: Scientists Speak On Melting Ice and Global Impacts (1080p HD)

This film brings you the voices of climate scientists - in their own words.

Rising temperatures in the Arctic are contributing the melting sea ice, thawing permafrost, and destabilization of a system that has been called "Earth's Air Conditioner".

Global warming is here and is impacting weather patterns, natural systems, and human life around the world - and the Arctic is central to these impacts.
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Scientists featured in the film include:

- Jennifer Francis, PhD. Atmospheric Sciences
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University.

- Ron Prinn, PhD. Chemistry
TEPCO Professor of Atmospheric Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

- Natalia Shakhova, PhD. Marine Geology
International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska-Fairbanks.

- Kevin Schaefer, PhD.
Research Scientist, National Snow and Ice Data Center.

- Stephen J. Vavrus, PhD. Atmospheric Sciences
Center for Climatic Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison

- Nikita Zimov, Northeast Science Station, Russian Academy of Sciences.

- Jorien Vonk, PhD. Applied Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University

- Jeff Masters, PhD. Meteorology
Director, Weather Underground



Pleistocene Park: Bringing Back Herbivores to the Arctic

A team of Russian scientists is working to fight global warming by trying to restore the grassland ecosystems - and the massive herds of large herbivores - that existed across much of the Arctic 10,000 years ago.

Their plan hinges on the fact that large herbivores trample snow through the frigid Siberian winters, reducing insulation and cooling permafrost temperatures - and that grasslands, with their deep roots, have the potential to sequester large amount of carbon.

www.maxwilbert.org

Animal images via Pleistocene Park Movie.



Moonrise over Fischer Towers




Climate Change Began With Civilization

Climate scientist Steve Vavrus discusses the evidence that climate change began with the advent of agriculture - a theory known as Ruddiman's Hypothesis.



 

Introduction to the SNWA Water Grab

The Southern Nevada Water Authority utility company is planning to build a pipeline 8 feet in diameter to pump groundwater from several valleys stretching north of Las Vegas.

The project will cost $15-20 billion dollars, which could add $50-$100 per month to the water bill for every household supplied by SNWA - for the next 30 years.

Removing groundwater from these valleys would:
- Destroy the livelihoods of ranchers and small farmers in this area
- Destroy hunting and gathering sites as well as sacred sites for Goshute and Shoshone peoples
- Destroy or lessen the health of over half a dozen wilderness areas and some of the best elk hunting habitat in the state
- Only benefit developers and construction companies - not the people who already live in Las Vegas!

Stand against unsustainable growth and senseless development!


To get involved visit: www.facebook.com/StopSNWA and www.greatbasinwater.org or email DGRgreatbasin@riseup.net