Melting Landscapes film project
The Melting Landscapes audiovisual project addresses global warming and climate change.
It is structured in various parts showing the effects of ice melt, human transformation of the environment, and the causes and consequences of climate change.
Melting Landscapes -Glaciers-
The study of our planet’s glaciers is key to understanding climate change.
Glaciers store 75% of our fresh water, reflect excess heat back to space and keep our planet cool. A small air bubble trapped in ice millions of years ago possesses valuable information about past climate and analysing them provides direct data on when they were created.
Global warming is causing accelerated fusion of Arctic ice, the Greenland mantle and the most vulnerable regions of Antarctica, altering their habitats, ocean currents and the climate worldwide.
In listening to our earth’s glaciers recede in a disturbing silence, we are witnessing a change with no return, as each disappearing small ice particle slowly takes us one step closer to uncertain alteration.
The documentary, Melting Landscapes -Glaciers, showing the slow, but constant melting of our earth’s glaciers and its relationship with climate change, was shot in Antarctica, Argentina, Chile, Greenland and Iceland.
Melting Landscapes -Human Transformation-
The vital relationship between human beings and our natural environment is under attack by climate change provoked by our energy and resource consumption models.
Our planet has already become 1ºC warmer than in the preindustrial age, taking us one step closer to the 1.5ºC limit set by Paris Agreement in 2015. The period from
2015-2019 saw an almost 20% increase of C02 and other greenhouse gasses compared to the period from 2010-2014.
Human behaviour is producing changes in the water cycle, the disequilibrium and destruction of ecosystems, an increase in meteorologically extreme phenomenon, acidification of the oceans, the disappearance of forests, etc.
According to the UN IPCC, we have a decade to prevent global warming from reaching temperature points of no return.
The international community must therefore cut its C02 emissions by 45% by 2030 to prevent the worst impact of today’s global warming process.
The video-installation "Human Transformation" in collaboration with Greenpeace Interancional, has been designed for display on 3 large screens in art centers and exhibitions. Edited by Pepe Molina Cruz with his own video images, with photographs by Fernando Moleres and with the Greenpeace multimedia archive, the original music belongs to the artist Paul Jebanasam.
Significant effort is being made to slow down climate change, such as the reduced use of plastics and fossil fuels, giving way to cleaner energy sources, the implementation of circular economies to reduce industrial waste and promote recycling, reforestation and the creation of sanctuaries for flora and fauna.
These measures alone, however, are insufficient and the effects of human activity on the planet irreversible. The fight against climate change requires a strict worldwide envorionmental policy, a change in current energy policies and production systems and improved use and recycling of natural resources.
As any action in any part of the planet affects us all, consciousness of this global problem and specific actions to confront it depend squarely on us.
The Melting Landscapes Film Project is continuously updating its work to spread information and fight climate change.