Rising Waters: Global Warming and the Fate of the Pacific Islands

Personal stories of Pacific Islander students, fishermen, elders, scientists, and farmers put a human face on the climate change debate.

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Premiere Date
April 1, 2001
Length
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call
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    2000 Mountain Film in Telluride-Special Jury Citation for envirommental awareness
  • Producer

    Andrea Torrice

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    The Film

    To skeptics, global warming is a myth. But for 70 million Pacific Islanders, a warmer planet is landing them in hot water. Scientists agree that the tropical Pacific Islands will be the first and hardest hit by global warming. Still, some question whether the danger is real, leaving islanders in a precarious state of limbo. Rising Waters: Global Warming and the Fate of the Pacific Islands explores what it means to live under a cloud of scientific uncertainty.

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