Water and its sources have historically been the key factor in the establishment of cities, of civilizations. But we are at a critical point in the environment and mankind’s existence. Farmers are having to adapt to increasingly more difficult weather patterns, populations are relocating in a search of potable water, and the infrastructure of large cities is becoming overwhelmed by this population influx.
GLACIAL BALANCE takes us to Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Ecuador, getting to know those who are the first to be affected by the melting glacial reserve. Scientists give viewers a perspective on what is happening in the natural world and the chain reaction these disappearing glaciers are having worldwide on coffee, potato, and quinoa farmers, fruit and wine exporters, and even miners of sacred glacial ice blocks near the Equator - all while offering viewers a chance to visit some of Earth’s most distant, inaccessible, and spectacularly beautiful landscapes.
Entertaining and reflective, GLACIAL BALANCE brings these images and stories of climate change, drought, famine, and migration to the forefront of public consciousness, and redirects the climate change discussion from the "anonymous" cause to the achievable changes every one of us can make to improve our planet.
Featuring interviews with 56 environmentalists, climatologists, activists, and educators, including:
Former Vice President Al Gore, "An Inconvenient Truth"
Dr. Lonnie G. Thompson, Paleoclimatologist with 30+ years experience, Professor, Ohio State University School of Earth Sciences. Named one of Time Magazine’s “Heroes of the Environment.”
Mark Casey, Author, "In the Shadow of Melting Glaciers." Assistant Professor of History, University of Oregon
Maxime Litt, Glaciologist at IRD - La Paz, Bolivia
Dr. Keith Mountain, Assistant Professor of GeoSciences, University of Louisville
Dr. Paolo Gabrielli, Byrd Polar Research Center, The Ohio State University