Bud Watch Party ~ Canary

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The fight for our future starts at 18,000 ft.: Uncovering climate mysteries with Dr. Lonnie Thompson

Witness the extraordinary life of Dr. Lonnie Thompson, an explorer who went where no scientist had gone before and transformed our idea of what is possible. Daring to seek Earth’s history contained in glaciers atop the tallest mountains in the world, Lonnie found himself on the frontlines of climate change—his life’s work evolving into a salvage mission to recover these priceless historical records before they disappear forever. This is a documentary about a climate scientist who been referred to as “the closest living thing to Indiana Jones.”

About Lonnie G. Thompson, PhD, Professor, Senior Research Scientist

Lonnie G. Thompson, a Distinguished University Professor at The Ohio State University, and senior research scientist, specializes in paleoclimatology, ice cores, and climate change. He's a pioneer in tropical ice core paleoclimatology, using solar-powered drilling equipment in regions like the South American Andes, the Himalayas, and Kilimanjaro. Thompson's research highlights the Earth's climate system's interconnections, particularly focusing on El Niño and monsoon systems. His glacier observations reveal the alarming impact of global warming, exceeding natural climate variability for millennia.

Stream the film at the button above. Log on to Kanopy to watch for free with your library card.

Run Time: 

1 hour 44 min.
“The tenacity of a lone scientist can alter the course of thinking.”
Nature Magazine

About Bud's Watch Party

In addition to our in-person film screenings in Library Hall, Bud Werner Library continues to spearhead special opportunities to view hot documentaries at home. The library hopes that you'll enjoy watching these thoughtful films, then come together for community conversations to share the experience.