July 3, 2013
Biodiversity Foundation And Harrison Ford Team Up For Short Film About Lost Antarctica And Climate Change
Courtesy of Pat Byington, The Green Register Editor
Need a wake-up call on climate change and what we are losing in Antarctica?
Take 4 minutes and watch the following film produced by the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation and narrated by actor Harrison Ford.
The powerful short film and narration is based on an excerpt from the book Lost Antarctica: Climate Change on the Antarctic Peninsula, written by University of Alabama – Birmingham (UAB) polar scientist Jim McClintock.
McClintock’s book, which was written with the encouragement of fellow Alabamian, Pulitzer Prize winning author and renowned scientist E.O. Wilson, is featured by Wilson’s own foundation in a four-minute video called Ghost Rookeries: Climate Change and the Adelie Penguin.
A beautiful and haunting short film, featuring a passage from Lost Antarctica about the plight of the Adelie Penguin, is powerfully narrated by Harrison Ford, who is a member of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation board of advisors. Paula Ehrlich, DVM, Ph.D., who is the foundation’s president and CEO, directed and produced the film.
Learn more about Jim McClintock’s work and how the book and film came about, courtesy of the following University of Alabama Birmingham news blog article: Film features UAB professor’s prose, voice of Harrison Ford