Atlas of a Changing Earth
24 min | English | Thomas Lucas, Mike Bruno, Donna J Cox, Robert Patterson, Bradley Thompson
Screening as part of the:
Opening Night Program
7:30pm - Friday, Oct 8th, 2021
"Searching Beyond" Block
3pm - Sunday, Oct 10th, 2021
This is the story of how a revolution in one of the most basic of all human enterprises – the making of maps – is shedding new light on our planet’s evolution in the wake of rising global temperatures. It builds on the success of two award-winning Earth science films distributed by Spitz and Evans & Sutherland: Dynamic Earth: Exploring Earth’s Climate Engine (2012) and Birth of Planet Earth (2019).
Using stunning, latest-generation imagery from space, “Atlas of a Changing Earth” takes viewers into the dynamic processes causing coastal glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica to melt, and explores how rising seas could threaten coastlines the world over. These striking new images are produced by the confluence of satellites and supercomputers, revealing Earth in a degree of precise detail scarcely imagined a generation ago.