Posted October 16, 2017 07:55 pm

Between Earth and Sky: Climate Change on the Last Frontier

Come explore with us this coming Friday night at 6:45 pm at the Alamo Drafthouse how climate change is impacting the vast wilderness of Alaska. The current changes in air temperatures, precipitation patterns that are occurring across this vast region have consequences to natural landscape dynamics, the interactions of native peoples with their environment and the capacity of wildlife to migrate, gather resources for growth or reproduce. How much change has occurred, what stories do the native people tell about these changes and implications to their way of life? How much do you understand about the rates and consequences of climate change to our natural and agricultural ecosystems, our cities and towns across the U.S? How do you know what you do not know about the consequences of climate change? 

For many Alaskans climate change impacts are expressed through the soil and the impacts on the permafrost across the state. What happens to these soils as the climate warms? What are the consequences of these frozen soils thawing to the rest of the planet. Between Earth and Sky mixes interviews with leading scientists, resources managers and many Alaskans on the front lines dealing with the consequences of Climate Change. 

We will have a discussion afterward with the Executive Producer of the documentary, Dr. David Weindorf, on the points raised by the documentary. Come join us for the second in our Climate Cinema Series hosted by the TTU- Climate Science Center. Tickets are available through the Alamo Drafthouse website. For this Friday’s event, the TTU-CSC is partnering with the Flatland Film Festival.