World Soil Day 5th December – Movie “Between Earth and Sky”
The Department of Soil Science will screen the movie “Between Earth and Sky” on World Soil Day (5th December). The movie examines climate change through the lens of impacts to native Alaskans, receding glaciers, and arctic soil. Permafrost (permanently frozen ground) in the Arctic and Subarctic sequesters 40% of the Earth’s soil carbon. Alaska has experienced the largest regional warming of any state in the U.S. The movie includes interviews with some of the world’s leading scientists in climate change and arctic soils, with the day to day struggle of native Alaskans living on the front lines of global warming. The movie will screen at 7pm in Room 270 (Soils Building). After the movie (1 one hour, 20 min) there will be time for questions and discussion. Attendance is free and there will also be free popcorn.