Movie: “A Sea Change: Imagine A World Without Fish” | SF
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Submitted by the Event Organizer
San Francisco Public Library’s Business Science and Technology Center and Green Stacks presents two free screenings of the award-winning documentary about acidification of the oceans:
- Wednesday, Jan. 26, 6-7:30pm
- Saturday, Jan. 29, 2-3:30pm
A Sea Change follows the journey of retired history teacher Sven Huseby on his quest to discover what is happening to the world’s oceans. After reading Elizabeth Kolbert’s article “The Darkening Sea” in The New Yorker, Sven becomes obsessed with the rising acidity of the oceans and what this “sea change” bodes for mankind. His quest takes him to Alaska, California, Washington, and Norway as he uncovers a worldwide crisis that most people are unaware of. Speaking with oceanographers, marine biologists, climatologists, artists and policy experts, Sven discovers that global warming is only half the story of the environmental catastrophe that awaits us. Excess carbon dioxide is dissolving in our oceans, changing seawater chemistry. The increasing acidity of the water makes it difficult for tiny creatures at the bottom of the food web – such as the pteropods in the films – to form their shells. The effects could work their way up to the fish one billion people depend upon for their source of protein.
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