“Ice and the Sky” at Asia Society, December 11, 2015 [fr]
On December 11, 2015 - to coincide with the conclusion of the Paris climate change talks (COP21) - the Asia Society Hong Kong Center and the Scientific Department of the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau will co-present the movie “Ice and the Sky” – thanks to the support of the Fondation BNP Paribas.
In the aims to aware the widest community, Asia Society Hong Kong has invited many students to this event.
THIS EVENT IS OPENED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
Date: 11th of December 2015
Time: Registration 6:45pm //Film Screening 7:00pm // Close 8:30pm
Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty
Fees: HK$50 Asia Society members/ Full-time Students/ Friends of the French Consulate;
Language: In French with English Subtitles
About the movie:
Ice and The Sky” is Oscar-winning director, Luc Jacquet’s latest documentary on French polar explorer and glaciologist Claude Lorius. The film retraces Claude Lorius’ life journey from a young glaciologist studying the Antarctic ice, being the first scientist to use ice core dating in 1965 to prove that climate change can be attributed to humans, and to winning the Blue Planet Prize in 2008. “Ice and the Sky” was selected to close the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
In 1955 Claude Lorius responds to an advert and finds himself in the Antarctic for an entire winter with only two companions and no possibility of return or assistance. This first mission to the planet’s southernmost continent will become the founding moment of his life forever after. In a land previously untouched by scientific experiments, the young man realizes that every bubble of air trapped in the polar ice cap holds a sample of the atmosphere at the time it was formed. In other words, just a few meters below, the ice contains air that Ancient Romans once breathed. This discovery leads to drilling that will take scientists back 400,000 years into the history of our climate - a first-of-a-kind achievement. In light of his findings on global warming and human impact on the planet, Claude Lorius has spent a lifetime trying to raise awareness of the risk humankind is taking with the Earth.
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