Last updated June 13, 2018 at 11:52 am
The ice and snow of the Rocky Mountains is rapidly vanishing due to climate change. A study in 2016 suggested that smaller snowfalls and shrinking glaciers and other icy terrain could lead to shortage of water supplies.
The 1,000-year-old Arikaree Glacier in Colorado, for example, has been thinning by about 1 metre a year for the past 15 years and will disappear completely in 25 years. Most scientists believe the process is now irreversible.
This film takes a passionate and personal view of what the loss of snow will mean to the region and how people and animals might adapt to a very different environment in the near-future.
Over the holiday period, we are highlighting science films featured in last year’s SCINEMA film festival.
SCINEMA is the largest science film festival in the southern hemisphere showcasing the best in science cinema from around the world. SCINEMA is a celebration of the power of the moving image to inspire the young, satisfy the curious, explain the baffling and ask the impossible.
You can read more about it, or even enter your own film, here.