Visualize future climate change through film
Project Goals and Description:
We are looking for a student with interest in film. We want to produce short films focused on explaining the scientific impacts of climate change on our planet’s future. Earth’s history provides a series of natural experiments that represent actual realizations of how the Earth system functions under conditions of global warming comparable to the coming century and beyond. We are geologists, and study such a period from the geological past. The climate conditions of that period, called Early Eocene, are predicted to be reached by 2150. We want to use the knowledge about this past warm period to better predict the future and to better prepare the society for climate change impacts. We envision to distribute the films through YouTube, AGU, and other platforms, and also encourage participation in film festivals.
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Please contact Piret Plink-Bjorklund firstname.lastname@example.org for further information
Piret Plink-Bjorklund email@example.com
Interest and experience in film.
TIME COMMITMENT (HRS/WK)
flexible, maximum 10
The student will learn about how we extract information from geological record on past climates, and how that information can be used for future change prediction. The student will also further develop their filming and editing skills in a format of science journalism.
The student will work closely with me and with a PhD student. We will set up regular weekly or bi-weekly meetings to monitor the progress. We will together develop a work plan and decide on expected outcomes. The student is also invited to join weekly research group meetings and other activities. I will encourage the student to present the film(s) at national AGU and international EGU meetings, at the department's yearly science fair, as well as at documentary film festivals.
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