2017 World Soil Day Event

The Department of Soil Science will screen the movie “Between Earth and Sky” on World Soil Day (Tuesday December 5). The movie examines climate change through the lens of impacts to native Alaskans, receding glaciers, and arctic soil. Permafrost (permanently frozen ground) in the Arctic and Subarctic sequesters 40% of the Earth’s soil carbon. Alaska has experienced the largest regional warming of any state in the U.S. The movie includes interviews with some of the world’s leading scientists in climate change and arctic soils, with the day to day struggle of native Alaskans living on the front lines of global warming.  The movie will screen at 7pm in Room 270 (Soils Building). After the movie (approx.. 1 hour, 20 minutes)  there will be time for questions and discussion. Attendance is free.  Popcorn will be provided – what’s a movie without popcorn!.

Here is a little teaser https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHGCdlI91sg&t=48s

Funded by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Texas Tech Public Media, Soil Science Society of America, BL Allen Endowment in Pedology, University of Alaska-Fairbanks.