1. Isle de Jean Charles

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    from Go Project Films / Added

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    This short film offers a portrait of the Isle de Jean Charles, a tiny island deep in the bayou’s of Southern Louisiana. The film explores the changes taking place on the island through the lives of two residents whose families are facing a future where rising seas, coastal erosion and storms are threatening to wash their home away.

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    • Save Greenland

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      On Sunday, April 21st, at New York’s Earth Day 2013 event, people in Union Square Park were confronted with #DARKSNOW, a four-ton ice sculpture dusted in soot. As the massive hashtag melted in the sun, it symbolized the threat facing Greenland and the connection between ice, climate, fire, and human interaction fueling climate change. At 5‐feet high, it physically demonstrated the predicted sea level rise where people were standing. This powerful metaphor got people thinking about the environment and the consequences of their actions. It also connected with them emotionally, spurring donations through a mobile-giving platform (txt DARKSNOW to 50555). Together, we can change the course of climate change.

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      • Sea level rising

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        In this video Mr Drew, with his able assistant Mr Farrow, will endeavor to convincingly demonstrate that icebergs cause no rise in sea level when they melt. This video will support your learning in IB Physics; topic 8, Energy, Power and Climate change (GEP)

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        • Drilling Back to the Future: Climate Clues from Ancient Ice on Greenland

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          In July of 2009, Climate Central senior research scientist Heidi Cullen traveled to Greenland with a production team from StormCenter Communications to visit the North Greenland Eemian Ice Drilling Project, or NEEM. Scientists from 14 nations gather together each summer in northern Greenland, where they work to drill a core of solid ice, looking into the past for clues to future climate change. The NEEM scientists are focused on a period known as the Eemian, which began about 130,000 years ago and lasted about 10,000 years. During the Eemian, temperatures were between 5 and 9 degrees F warmer than today, and global sea level was 13 to 20 feet higher. Under many climate change scenarios, global temperatures are projected to warm a similar amount this century, so understanding the climate of the Eemian could teach us more about the potential effects of warming today. To study past climate, the scientists rely, in part, on information trapped inside tiny bubbles in the ice. These bubbles contain traces of the ancient atmosphere. In an underground trench carved from the snow, the scientists work in a makeshift laboratory to extract information from the ice. To do so, they use an analytical system called “continuous flow analysis”, where they take a section of the ice core, and melt it on a hot plate millimeter by millimeter. As the bubbles pop, the data is retrieved. Other ice core samples are cut, bagged, and shipped to research centers all over the world directly from the NEEM camp. This creates a difficult logistical effort that is made possible by the 109th Airlift Wing of the New York Air Force National Guard. Pilots from the 109th fly specialized planes, called LC-130s, essentially a C-130 aircraft equipped with skis. The ice cores provide the NEEM scientists with priceless information about past climate history. The data from the cores show a strong correlation between carbon dioxide levels and temperature, reinforcing an important theme from climate science: that carbon dioxide causes warming. Learning about these ancient climates can also tell us more about future sea level rise. The Greenland ice sheet contains enough ice to raise global sea level by 23 feet. By using Satellite data from the NASA Grace Mission, scientists have been able to measure Greenland’s current ice loss. In 2007, Greenland shed 340 billion tons of ice — a loss roughly the same as draining an extra San Francisco Bay’s worth of water into the ocean every week for a year. By the end of the 2010 season, when the scientists drill down to the Eemian period, they will get a much better sense of just how much Greenland’s ice melted during the last major warm period, when global sea level rose 13 to 20 feet higher than it is today. For more about NEEM and the stories of the people who make it possible, watch Ice Cores and Climate, The Pilots of the 109th Airlift Wing, or Life on the Greenland Ice Sheet, three short videos originally broadcast on The Weather Channel.

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          • Sea level rise in Kowanyama, Cape York, Australia

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            “When that whole ocean comes and rises up, where are we going to go?” ponders Inherkowinginambana, a Kunjen elder from Kowanyama, a coastal Aboriginal community in tropical Queensland, Australia. Like other coastal peoples, Australian Aboriginals living traditionally on gulf coastal plains are particularly susceptible to even the most minor changes in sea level and monsoon flooding. Featuring Inherkowinginambana Director/Camera/Editor: Paul Bell Producer: Citt Williams Associate Producers: Viv Sinnamon Graphics: David Jimenez Sound Mixer: Tfer Newsome Shot on location in Kowanyama Qld Australia Duration 6:27 minutes Developed and produced for United Nations University (UNU) by UNU Media Studio & Kowanyama Aboriginal Land and Natural Resources Management Office (KALNRMO) , in association with UNU-IAS Traditional knowledge Initiative and The Christensen Fund. Further information for this film can be found at film’s website: http://ourworld.unu.edu/en/sea-level-rise-in-kowanyama/ United Nations University has published this work under a Creative Commons license - share alike, attribution, no derivatives, non-commercial *About this Project* Collaboratively made with Indigenous storytellers, these videobriefs are told in local languages, respect Intellectual Property rights and provide storytellers with media training, resources and a fair media engagement model for future projects. The final videos played alongside other international climate change videos at a locally coordinated forum event, in April 2009’s Indigenous Peoples Climate Change Summit and later at a special screening at the National Museum of Denmark during the Copenhagen COP15 meeting. *About the filmmakers* Paul Bell- Director/Camera/Editor Feral Films is a production company based in Broome specialising in documentary film making. We are also available for corporate needs and television commercials. Available as freelance camera, editor, director, and stills photographer. Citt Williams- Co-director/Producer/Editor Citt is a documentary filmmaker at the UNU Media Studio with over 12 years producing experience in broadcast media. Citt’s produced documentary films have been screened at festivals including Cannes (Yellow Fella), Sundance, Mumbai, Melbourne and by broadcasters including the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Discovery and National Geographic. She has a Masters degree in documentary from the Australian Film Television and Radio School (Sydney) and a Business degree in Film and TV Production from QUT (Brisbane). Within UNU, her unit “Media Studio” (MS) has grounded expertise in online learning, interactive media and video production and in linking development issues with visual media and online content on social and environmental issues. Her role in the UNU-IAS Traditional Knowledge Initiative seeks to build greater understanding and facilitate awareness of traditional knowledge (TK) to inform action by Indigenous peoples, local communities and domestic and international policy makers. Key outputs include research activities, policy studies, capacity development and online learning and dissemination. Kowanyama Aboriginal Land and Natural Resources Management Office (KALNRMO) KALNRMO works to promote and facilitate Aboriginal management of the natural and cultural resources of Kowanyama country by the people of Kowanyama. Through community consultation and direction, KALNRMO has developed a community development agenda for the Kowanyama region. Kowanyama community is widely regarded as a leader in indigenous land management issues. United Nations University Media Studio The UNU Media Studio was established in March 2003 and works in collaboration with a global network of partners to develop and share open educational resources. Through a small team based in Tokyo, the UNU promotes innovation in the building of interactive content and video documentaries that engage, entertain and educate. The core creative team is comprised of specialists in web and graphic design, documentary and multimedia production, as well as educational technology and instructional design. In developing projects, this team collaborates with subject matter experts from within the UNU, from other UN bodies and from partner universities. The UNU Media Studio also collaborates with independent professionals in the area of documentary production, web application development, web design and instructional design. mediastudio.unu.edu United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies - Traditional Knowledge Inititaive The UNU-IAS Traditional Knowledge Initiative seeks to build greater understanding and facilitate awareness of traditional knowledge (TK) to inform action by indigenous peoples, local communities and domestic and international policy makers. Key outputs include research activities, policy studies, capacity development and online learning and dissemination. unutki.org For more information: Our World 2.0 ourworld.unu.edu and UNU IAS-TKI unutki.org A high resolution version of this video, and additional language subtitles are available. Please contact us for details: Media Studio 53-70 Jingumae 5-chome Shibuya-ku Tokyo JAPAN 150-8925 Ph: +813 5467 1324 onlinelearning@unu.edu

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            • Last Stand on the Island

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              Last Stand on the Island tells the story of a French-Native American community determined to survive on a sinking island off Louisiana's Gulf Coast. After five hurricanes in the last decade, twenty four families remain, and they refuse to go. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/laststandontheisland Web: http://laststandontheisland.com Email: laststandfilm@gmail.com

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              • Behind the Scenes: The Ballad of Holland Island House

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                A peek behind the scenes of the animation process and ideas behind The Ballad of Holland Island House, an award-winning animated short film made using a unique process of clay-painting animation. The film tells the true story of the last house on a sinking island in the Chesapeake Bay, and features images that look like moving oil paintings. In fact, several well-known paintings were inspirations for the design of some scenes in the film. You can see more of Lynn's work on her website: http://lynntomlinson.com This peek behind the scenes of Lynn's process features camerawork and editing by Daniel Mumbert, a student of Lynn's at Towson University outside Baltimore, Maryland. Dan will graduate from the department of Electronic Media and Film at Towson in May 2015. He runs a small production company based in Southern Maryland called Kraainem Productions. He is interested in urban exploration and photography of abandoned buildings. http://kraainem-productions.com

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                • Cross Of The Moment ch II, "We Are the Asteroid," Rough Cut 8-28-14

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                  from Jacob Freydont-Attie / Added

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                  Discussion of global warming, climate change, and overpopulation with Peter D. Ward, Guy McPherson, Josh Willis, and William Patzert. This is an early rough draft, posted here for the purpose of generating discussion of the content. Feel free to contact the filmmaker with relevant comments.

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                  • Day 2 Keynotes: Sea Level Rise and Storm Surge

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                    Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Florida’s Vulnerability To Sea Level Rise Greg Kiker, Associate Professor, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Florida Informing Climate-Related Decisions When the Science is Uncertain Robert Lempert, Director, Frederick S. Pardee Center for Longer Range Global Policy and the Future Human Condition, RAND Corporation

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                    • Mike Hillard on Climate: 10 – Introducing the Sceptics

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                      Mike Hillard continues his series of presentations by introducing some of the leading climate sceptics, and looking at some of the claims they make.

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