From Polar Regions to Pacific Islands. From Melting Ice to Sea Level Rise.
Due to sea-level rise, most islands in the Pacific Ocean will probably be lost in the near future. It is caused by the expansion of warming waters and melt water input from melting ice. An example of how much global climate change represents a serious threat to the world’s low-lying regions. In this event, illustrated lectures and film screenings will be presented by scientists, film students and extra-ordinary guests from the Pacific islands. They will discuss this important problem from their perspective. The focus is lying on the rapidly changing living conditions of the people on the Pacific islands, caused by global warming, an example of how close sea level rise is connected to human society.
The Helmholtz Climate Initiative REKLIM has set up a student media project with the Dekra Hochschule für Medien, Berlin, with the aim to produce stories that capture the attention of the younger generation for the topic of climate change and rising sea level.
In Co-operation with the Helmholtz Climate Initiative Regional Climate Change (REKLIM) at the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research and the DEKRA Hochschule für Medien, Berlin.