Luc Jacquet to discuss latest work at the French Embassy
On Saturday, June 6, Luc Jacquet, director of the Oscar winning documentary March of the Penguins, will present his latest project, Ice and Sky, at the French Embassy in Washington. Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development, and Energy Ségolène Royal will be in attendance as a part of her week-long trip to the U.S. The presentation will consist of a discussion with Mr. Jacquet and a series of short videos.
Ice and Sky tells the story of French scientist and adventurer Claude Lorius who took his first trip to Antarctica in 1957 and pioneered the scientific study of ice cores in France. Through work carried out from 1957 to 1990, Lorius discovered a close link between the increased concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and climate change. Lorius is a member of the prestigious Academy of Sciences in France and in 2002 he was awarded the CNRS Gold Medal for his work on global warming. The highly anticipated eco-documentary explores the consequences of global pollution and was selected as the closing piece of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
After Mr. Jacquet’s presentation on Ice and Sky, a conversation will take place between Enric Sala, National Geographic marine ecologist and explorer-in-residence and George Watters, director of the Antarctic Ecosystem Research Division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The floor will then open to questions from the audience, which will be moderated by Suzanne Goldenberg, journalist at The Guardian.
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