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Screening of Climate Science Film "Thin Ice" for Earth Day

Monday, April 22, 2013 at 4:30pm

Compton Science 226 101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD, Frostburg

FSU to Present Screening of “Thin Ice,” the Inside Story of Climate Science

Frostburg State University will celebrate Earth Day by presenting a screening of the film “Thin Ice” on Monday, April 22, at 4:30 p.m. in Compton Science Center room 226. This event is free and open to the public.

In recent years, climate science has come under increasing attack, so geologist Simon Lamb took his camera to find out what is really going on from his climate science colleagues.

The aim from the outset was to give people from all walks of the life the chance to see the astonishing range of human activity as well as scientific endeavor required to help understand Earth’s changing climate. Lamb visited researchers on four continents and the ocean as they studied the changes in the atmosphere, oceans and ice sheets through measurements (from instruments, satellites, ice and rock) and computer modeling. They talk about their work, and their hopes and fears, with a rare candor and directness. Lamb notes that we have to think in terms of human time scales (hundreds of years), as well as Ice Age time scales (tens of thousands of years) and even beyond (before 2 to 3 million years ago) when Earth was naturally warmer.

The 73-minute film will be followed by a commentary and brief question-and-answer session.

This program is sponsored by the FSU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the FSU Sustainability Minor Program. For more information, contact Linda Steele at 301-687-4137 or lsteele@frostburg.edu. For more information about the global launch of the film, go to http://thiniceclimate.org/launch.

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Films

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College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Website

http://thiniceclimate.org/launch

Cost

Free and open to the public

Phone for Info

301-687-4137

Contact Person

Linda Steele

Contact E-mail

lsteele@frostburg.edu

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