Directors: David Sington and Simon Lamb
Thin Ice is a joint initiative between Oxford University, United Kingdom, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (VUW), and London-based DOX Productions. Both Universities have active programmes with world-wide networks of collaborators in climate change and related research. The project began over a cup of coffee at a Climate Change and Governance conference in Wellington in March 2006. Peter Barrett (VUW) suggested to Simon Lamb (Oxford) that he make a film about it with his friend David Sington (DOX Productions). 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 endeavour that is required to help us understand our changing climate. The idea was then we would all be better able to decide both individually and collectively how we might deal with it.
Research has been pulled together from across 4 continents and the ocean to study the changes in the atmosphere, oceans and ice sheets through measurements (from instruments, satellites, ice and rock) and computer modelling.
Organised in conjunction with C3W - Climate Change Consortium of Wales www.c3wales.org
Throughout the day, scientists from the ﬁlm and other climate change experts will be participating in a global discussion via Twitter and Facebook. Send your feedback, ask questions and join the conversation. Facebook: ThinIceClimate Twitter: @thiniceclimate