See film “A Sea Change” – about ocean acidification

Today, February 21, 7:00 pm

12601 Ridgedale Dr, Minnetonka, MN

On Tuesday, February 21, at 7 pm, the film “”A Sea Change – Imagine a World without Fish” will be shown at Ridgedale Library, 12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305.  

The film is about the problem of ocean acidification, which is being called the lesser known evil twin of climate change.

This film beautifully documents the real danger that fish and seafood populations in the oceans could collapse as a side-effect of the CO2 that we’re putting into the atmosphere.  

Some CO2 from burning fossil fuels is absorbed by the oceans, making the oceans slightly more acidic, which makes shellfish at the base of the food chain less able to build their shells. 

“A Sea Change” follows the journey of retired history teacher Sven Huseby on his quest to discover what is happening to the world’s oceans. After reading Elizabeth Kolbert’s article “The Darkening Sea” in The New Yorker, Sven becomes obsessed with the rising acidity of the oceans and what this “sea change” bodes for mankind. His quest takes him to Alaska, California, Washington, and Norway as he uncovers a worldwide crisis that most people are unaware of. Speaking with oceanographers, marine biologists, climatologists, artists and policy experts, Sven discovers that global warming is only half the story of the environmental catastrophe that awaits us. Excess carbon dioxide is dissolving in our oceans, changing seawater chemistry. The increasing acidity of the water makes it difficult for tiny creatures at the bottom of the food web – such as the pteropods in the films – to form their shells. The effects could work their way up to the fish one billion people depend upon for their source of protein.  

“A Sea Change” has won these awards: Best Green Film, Kosovo International Documentary Film Festival; Grand Prize, Feature Documentary, FICA International Environmental Film Festival; Dumosa Award for Best Coastal Film, Cottonwood Environmental Film Festival; Best Nordic Country Film, Polar Film Festival; Aloha Accolade Award, Honolulu International Film Festival.

This film is being shown as part of the Climate SOS Film Series.  For more information about the Climate SOS Film Series, contact ClimateSOSFilmSeries@gmail.com, check the Face Book page “Climate Action Needed Now” or call                                                             612-965-8284    

 

St.LouisParkPatch, 21 February 2012. Article


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