Academic journal article Science Scope

Glacial Balance

Academic journal article Science Scope

Glacial Balance

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Glacial Balance

By Daltonic Films. $300. Daltonic Films. Kirkland, WA. 2013.

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Through the lens of this documentary, we see the impact of climate change on the peoples and countries of South America, which rely on the glacier fields of the Andes for their water supply. Taking a country-by-country approach, the filmmakers follow two different sets of individuals in each geographic location. What do we find?

One group that the filmmakers follow includes the farmers who live in a particular area and the impact of the shrinking glaciers on the dominant crop grown there. The film explores how this problem affects the livelihoods of the farmers and their community (e.g., they follow a coffee farmer in Columbia and a wine-maker in Argentina). The other group followed is the team of scientists studying and recording the changes in the glaciers in that same country and how their research is informing public policies at both the community and national levels.

What I especially like about this film is how it documents the day-to-day activities of the farmers and how climate change very directly impacts their everyday lives. …

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