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Glacial Balance

Synopsis
The snowmelt of the Andes mountain accounts for roughly 80% of the water supply for Andean cities, including drinking water, irrigation and hydro-electric power. New evidence suggests that most of the Andean tropical glaciers will disappear in our lifetimes, and this will have a tremendous impact on local industries and cause mass migration. This documentary takes us from Colombia to Argentina and show us how the glacial reserve is melting. Scientists explain what is happening whilst coffee, potato, and quinoa farmers, and fruit and wine exporters tell us, in their own words, about the impact of this change in their livelihoods.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
2014
Subjects
Environmental science; Geology
Keywords
climate change; glaciers; South America

Credits

Director
Ethan Steinman

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Price
£17.40
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
95 minutes
Year
2017

Distributor

Name

Geological Society of London

Web
http://www.geolsoc.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0)20 7434 9944
Fax
+44 (0)20 7439 8975
Address
Burlington House
Piccadilly
London
W1J 0BG
United Kingdom

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