Monday, May 27, 2013

Thin Ice: The Inside Story of Climate Change

Climate change has become a buzzword at home, school, and work. However, knowing about the issue is different from understanding it.

Thin Ice, a film directed by David Sington and Simon Lamb, seeks to give viewers a better understanding of global warming, from what's causing it to what can be done about it.

A joint effort between Oxford University, London; Victoria University of Wellington (VUW), New Zealand; and DOX Productions, London. Oxford and VUW both have active climate change research programs with a network of researchers spanning the globe. All these resources were used, as Lamb traveled across four continents to interview the foremost experts on this environmental issue.

Last April 22, 2013--in celebration of Earth Day 2013--the Climate Change Commission, New Zealand Embassy, British Embassy, Cares, and SM Megamall, together joined in the global screening of Thin Ice: The Inside Story of Climate Change. The private screening was held at SM Megamall, Manila, Philippines.

Almost 80 percent of disasters that occurred in the Philippines in the past 100 years have been weather-related, making the country one of the world's most vulnerable to extreme weather events. As climate change is seen to increase the strength and frequency of such calamities, the Philippines and Filipinos should be very interested in learning more about it.

Those who missed the first screening of the movie can visit the Thin Ice Climate website, where they can learn more about the film, borrow it for seven days, or download the film for private use.

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