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THIN ICE: The Inside Story of Climate Science
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Digital Licensing

kanopy_logo_150_WHITEKanopy has the complete THIN ICE Collection: the feature film plus 39 climate science shorts (each 4-8 mins) produced by Simon Lamb.

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THIN ICE SCREENING JUNE 3rd!       San Francisco Green Film Festival

May 29 - June 4, 2014


The San Francisco Green Film Festival is the West Coast’s leading destination for groundbreaking and compelling films on the urgent environmental issues of our time. SFGREENFILMFEST.ORG

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.


The idea was to let people see an insider’s view of the astonishing range of human activity and scientific work needed to understand the world’s changing climate. Viewers would then be able to decide individually and collectively how to deal with the issue. He talked to researchers in the Arctic, the Antarctic, and around the world as they explained their work measuring changes in the atmosphere, oceans and ice sheets, and discovered how scientists use computer modeling to understand the effects of those changes.


THIN ICE: The Inside Story of Climate Science 


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5:12 Negotiations on the International Stage
4:51 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
6:08 CO2 and Climate
3:02 It's Not Just CO2
4:33 Shrinking Tropical Glaciers
5:49 Thermohaline Circulation
4:02 Drilling Beneath the Ice
9:32 Forty Thousand Pairs
4:13 Human Effect on Climate
4:42 Business as Usual
4:21 Being a Scientist: Personal Thoughts 


A David Sington and Simon Lamb Film
Co-producer: Catherine Fitzgerald 
Executive Producers: Peter Barrett and Philip England 
Editor: David Fairhead 
Music: Phillip Sheppard 
Photographer: Simon Lamb 
Additional Photography: Tony Burrows, Christoph Lerch and Chris Terpstra 
Sound: Sarah Kinsella, Michael Kerslake, Tony Williams, Rudolf Schwarz, Steve Cochran and James Rae

Format: NTSC and PAL available
Region: All Regions 
DVD Release Date: 2013 
DVD Run Time: 74 minutes
Languages: Subtitles available in English, Chinese, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Polish

40 Scientists Participated
Dave Harwood defines science, Nancy Bertler and Ros Rickaby talk about what turned them on to it, Wally Broecker says what's important for him, Liz Sikes explains why she enjoys it, and Ray Pierrehumbert gives some reasons for trusting the scientific process.

For a complete list of scientists who participated, and to read their bio'sclick here.
Digital Licensing on Kanopy
$150 1 year license, $350 3 year license
The complete collection includes the feature film and 39 climate science shorts, each between 4-8 minutes long.

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THIN ICE has been viewed in at least 120 countries, on all seven continents, and is officially selected to screen at the San Francisco Green Film Festival in June. For a complete list of past screenings, please visit this page.

For more information including synopsis, resources, and contact information, please visit the THIN ICE website.

Simon Lamb was invited to speak at  TEDxVUW on March 29th.  Watch the video here.

View the information on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) site.

Excerpts from GMA News Online Article, Movie review: With climate change we're all skating on 'Thin Ice' (read full article here)
Lamb came up with three questions that he wanted his film to answer: Who are these climate scientists? What are they saying? And, do they know what they are talking about?   
To answer his questions, he sought out the scientists themselves, hung out for months at their research stations, laboratories, and offices, and talked to them about their work. 
The science in “Thin Ice” is framed by Lamb’s personal experiences as he travelled to various parts of the world to interview the scientists. 
It’s rather like watching “Lonely Planet: The Climate Change Special” in that Lamb took viewers to various destinations, interacted with the locals, and participated in activities with these people.    
Despite all the dense science that was presented, the narrative thread of “Thin Ice” was quite easy to understand. The scientific findings were presented in a logical order, beginning with the question of whether the Earth’s surface temperature had indeed increased, and whether the level of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases did too.  
It was a smart move to get the scientists themselves to explain their findings in simple terms and to show them at work because it humanized them and made it easy to trust them. Viewers were able to see and hear what the scientists had to say without having to rely on a second-hand interpretation of the science and of the results of the studies. 
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