Chasing Ice: Film and Panel

ROBERTA MAGGI
COMMITTEE MEMBER

On March 22nd, as an extension of the Swiss Sustainability Week, the EC organised a screening of the award-winning documentary ‘Chasing Ice’, followed by a panel discussion and wine reception. Stunning and powerful imagery, interesting panelists and free wine were the order of the day.

‘Chasing Ice’ is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet through The Extreme Ice Survey project. A bold photographer by the name of James Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.

The discussion was an excellent opportunity for students to increase their knowledge of Climate Change and glaciology with a fascinating panel of experts. The panelists were:

  • Michael Zemp, Glaciologist, Director of the World Glacier Monitoring Service
  • Cédric Dupont, Professor, International Relations/Political Science, IHEID
  • Anna Brach, Senior Programme Officer in the Emerging Security Challenges Programme, head of the Human Security Cluster, GCSP

The topics tackled include:

  • Scientific evidence of climate change and its limitations.
  • International negotiation and the discourse in the security sector
  • Scientific data in international negotiation processes
  • Difficulties in effectively communicating the urgency of climate issues to the public

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