Plankton goes to Copenhagen
2 December, 2009
Not just one, but two projects with Plankton participation will be shown in Copenhagen during the ‘COP15’, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Denmark. AQUA DANCE will screen during the event and Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg will be showing a keynote presentation about climate change & coral reefs.
The team of AQUA is very excited that a special preview edition of the film has been invited to screen at ‘COP15’. AQUA DANCE is the only Australian event to be included in the Official Cultural Programme of COP15.
The event will begin at 7pm, which is WWF Earth Hour. For the whole evening the Pumpehuset will transform into a magical underwater world.
→ Full announcement here www.aquadance.com.au/cop15/cop15.html
→ AQUA DANCE at Pumpehuset www.pumpehuset.dk/#/.../safri-duo-aqua-dance
CLIMATE CHANGE: CORAL REEFS ON THE EDGE, 28 Minutes:
In clear and direct language, Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, one of the world's leading coral biologists, presents his scientific findings that document how C02 emissions are pushing the world's coral reefs to the brink of extinction.
The video presentation was produced in collaboration with Learning Federation and The Video Project.
→ Please view the streaming video here: http://site.videoproject.com/coralreefs/
Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Ph. D., is Director of the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland, Australia. He is one of the world's foremost coral biologists, whose studies for the last 20 years focus on the impact of climate change on coral reefs.
In the video, Prof. Hoegh-Guldberg shows how increased CO2 emissions have led to warming of the seas and ocean acidification, both of which have already caused the death of many coral reefs and may cause their mass extinction in the next few decades. He warns that current efforts to curb C02 emissions are falling well short of what's needed to protect coral reefs.
→ Follow the Climate debate as it unfolds on Ove's blog at www.climateshifts.org