The Arctic



Arctic DVD cover

While the inhabitants of the Arctic have done nothing to contribute to the global ecological crisis, they are first in line to suffer the consequences. Greenland is the canary in the coal mine of immense environmental change in the world.

The most obvious crisis is the rapid melting of the ice cap which portends the demise of numerous Arctic species and has made life dangerous for the local Inuit. In addition, global winds and sea currents have brought massive amounts of toxic pollution from other countries, causing disease and birth anomalies in both humans and animals who inhabit the area.

This film follows the coming together of top experts on the Arctic, politicians, environmental scientists and religious leaders from Christian, Muslim, Hebrew, Buddhist, Hindu, Jain and Sikh traditions—along with Saami and Inuit leaders—as they draw attention to the environmental changes in Greenland that are already affecting the rest of the planet. At the same time they talk about what can be done to turn things around.

The Nuclear Power Issue: The symposium featured a debate on muclear power with both experts and survivors of Hirsoshima and Chernobyl. With Hans Blix and Mary Evelyn Tucker.

Bonus Material includes Living Waters: Protecting our Seas and Rivers. This 18 minute film provides an overall view of the work of Religion, Science and the Environment in its quest to seek solutions to the environmental crisis.

The Arctic: The Consequences of Human Folly
Running Time: 30 mins. DVD. Price: $9.95