Thin Ice (the climate scientists movie) Opens this Earth Week

Screen shot 2013-04-19 at 11.02.19 PMIf you are in the USA, Australia, India, Chile, Canada, Wales, England, Scotland, South Shetland, Mali, New Zealand, Fiji, South Africa, Germany, Cook Islands, or Switzerland, you are likely to be able to see the documentary film Thin Ice: The Inside Story of Climate Science early next week.

“If only they would get to know us (climate scientists), they would know we’re not all that bad”, or such, Raypierre has said. I pointed out that this “doesn’t scale” and I never heard a reply.

Perhaps it occurred to him, or to someone who heard him, that a movie is the next best thing.

Anyway, we now have a documentary that appears to be climate scientists speaking for the core climate-scientific community.

Attending at the opening would be not just an opportunity to participate in an extraordinary global event. Your presence would also be a gesture of support for the scientific community.


  1. Glad to see this is happening! I went over to the associated site where some educational clips are posted (I take them to excerpts from the film but I'm not sure). Myles Allen and Wally Broeker are in the first one, on non-CO2 factors affecting climate. Wonderful but I winced when I heard Broeker say that a doubling of CO2 without feedbacks would (by physics) lead to "only" 1.2 or 1.3ºC of warming, about which he says "that would be OK, I don't think anybody would worry about that too much."

    He also gives a single-best-estimate (my term not his) of 3.5ºC for equilibrium climate sensitivity.

    These clips have apparently been up since January. Has there been comment on them elsewhere already?

  2. I hadn't noticed any of this until last week; I've forgotten how it crossed my attention.

    Yes, it looks like This Ice will keep P3 well-supplied with video-of-the-week clips for some time.

    You can easily understand why they didn't put discussions on their site. I don;t know of anywhere else such discussions are occurring. Obviously we welcome such discussion here.

  3. Thin Ice is free through Earth Day on your computer:

    There are a vast number of clips at their site, but this is a fine synthesis. I'm not sure it will reach much beyond scientists, being well done but guaranteed to appeal to those with some exposure to research.

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