Meru: Tales from a High Altitude Doctor Film Screening
March 15, 2016 at 7:00PM: CU South Denver Liniger Building in Parker, Colorado
Screening of Sundance Film Festival award winner, Meru. Chris Davis, MD, a CU School of Medicine faculty member, will share his experiences as a high altitude doctor. Film is rated R; those under 17 years old require accompanying parent or adult guardian (age 21 or older).
Chasing Ice: Climate Change & Human Health Talk & Film Screening
May 26, 2016 at 7:00PM: CU South Denver Liniger Building in Parker, Colorado
Screening of Sundance Film Festival award winner and Emmy Award Winner, Chasing Ice. Introductory talk by Jay Lemery, MD, Associate Professor at the CU School of Medicine and co-editor of the landmark textbook, Global Climate Change and Human Health. Film is rated PG-13; parents are strongly cautioned as some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
Overview: To be a steward for the wilderness is to be an advocate for human well-being. The Consortium for Climate Change and Health at CU is a four campus collaboration amongst physicians, researchers, and scientists to better understand the impact of a changing environment on our health. Extreme heat events, violent rainstorms, crippling droughts, changing ranges of infectious disease, and event worsening poverty and conflict are all predicted to exacerbate through climate change. The impact on our health and wellness is still little understood, and we strive to bring this knowledge to the public and to policy makers.
Chasing ice is a spectacular visual feast that documents the erosion of our polar glaciers. Jim Balog and his team take us to the base of these natural, frozen goliaths and explains that when we lose our glaciers we lost a precious part of nature, and threaten the millions of lives that thrive on the coasts– and will face the effects of sea level rise.
We hope to see you there!