The Antarctica Challenge - A Global Warning
Environment and Society • 52m
Antarctica is the coldest, windiest, highest, and driest continent on earth. However, events are unfolding here that may spell disaster for the rest of the world. Glaciers are melting at a rapid rate and threatening to flood the world’s oceans, penguins are walking to their death in inexplicable suicide marches, seals are going blind, starfish are infertile, and some creatures are facing possible extinction. Is this an irreversible environmental change or can the global community work together to save our planet?
Decorated polar explorer and award-winning documentary filmmaker leads an expedition to Antarctica during International Polar Year (2007-2009) to report on the research being done by the world’s scientific community. What he discovers was tabled at the United Nations climate summit – COP15 – in Copenhagen in 2009.
2010 Audience Choice Award - The Antarctica Challenge - American Conservation Society
2010 Kodiak Award (Best Film) - The Antarctica Challenge - Alaska International Film Festival
2010 Best Documentary Feature - The Antarctica Challenge - Canada International Film Festival
2010 Best Documentary Feature - The Antarctica Challenge - Honolulu Film Festival
2009 The Climate Change Award - The Antarctica Challenge - New Dehli Film Festival
2009 Best Environmental Film - The Antarctica Challenge - Ireland International Film Festival
2009 Silver Sierra Award - The Antarctica Challenge - Yosemite Film Festival
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