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Imagine a World Without Fish

Film Screening

A Sea Change: Imagine a World Without Fish

Climate Change and Oceans

7pm, Friday, December 4th, 2009

Burke Theatre, St. Mary’s University
Halifax, Nova Scotia

We know that rising greenhouse gases in our atmosphere are affecting the climate, but how are they affecting the oceans that cover 70% of the Earth and play an essential role in regulating our oxygen levels and sustaining us?

A Sea Change: Imagine a World Without Fish explores this question. The answer makes immediate action on reducing greenhouse gas emissions imperative. The film follows Sven Huseby, a retired history teacher, as he tries to understand what ocean acidification means. Speaking with oceanographers, marine biologists, climatologists, and artists, Sven discovers that global warming is only half the story of the environmental catastrophe that awaits us. Excess carbon dioxide is dissolving in our oceans, changing sea water chemistry. The more acidic water makes it difficult for tiny creatures at the bottom of the food web to form their shells. The effects could work their way up to the fish 1 billion people depend upon for their source of protein.

Following the screening will be a Q&A session with researchers working on climate change, impacts on the developing world and fisheries

Suggested Donation of $5. Presented by Ecology Action Centre and St.Mary’s University International Activities Office

Shannon Arnold, M.E.S
Marine Coordinator
Ecology Action Centre
2705 Fern Lane
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada  B3K 4L3

November 25, 2009 at 8:36 am