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Movie Premier : Between Earth and Sky

Alaska has been the source of myth and legend in the imagination of Americans for centuries, and what was once the last frontier of American expansion, has become the first frontier in climate change. Between Earth and Sky examines climate change through the lens of impacts to native Alaskans, receding glaciers, and arctic soil. The island of Shishmaref has been home to the Inupiaq people for thousands of years. As sea ice retreats and coastal storms increase the people of Shishmaref are faced with a disappearing island and a 200 million dollar price tag to move their people with an untold cost on their culture and history. Permafrost(permanently frozen ground) in Alaska sequesters 40% of the earth’s carbon, Alaska has experienced the largest regional warming of any state in the U.S. increasing 3.4 degrees F since 1949. This warming has created a feedback loop of carbon to the atmosphere and the thawing of permafrost.

When

Friday, April 21 at 7:00 pm

Where

- Eccles Conference Center Auditorium

Event Type

Special Event

Department

Office of Global Engagement

Target Audience

Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff, General Public

Website

http://http://betweenearthandskymovie.com/

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Cost

Free event, first come first served

Contact Name

Ghazal

Contact Phone

3528710330

Contact Email

ghazal.a.salim@hotmail.com



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