The Baltic

THE BALTIC:

A SEA IN PERIL

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Because it is almost entirely enclosed, the Baltic Sea is the world's most fragile and most polluted bodies of water. It receives pollution from nine countries that have widely disparate natural resources, economies, social structures and mores.

Some states are active in protecting the environment, but others are not.

With these geographical circumstances, the Baltic suffers from pollution, utrification, invasive species, oil spills, and dumped World War II chemical weapons. As a result, it has more than 800 toxic hot spots. Under the patronage of His All Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch and His Excellency Mr. Romano Prodi, former President of the European Community, in this film theologians, scientists, policy makers, environmentalists and journalists generate practical initiatives to protect the Baltic. It illustrates the ecological damage in the Baltic as well as the considerable efforts underway to heal it. In addition, it explores the paticipants' continuing quest for a wisdom-based environmental ethos for the world.

The Baltic: A Sea in Peril
Running Time: 34 mins. DVD. Price: $9.95

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