April film series on environment

On Tuesday’s this April, the Stephenson Memorial Library in Greenfield will be hosting a film series entitled “Discoveries that Changed How We See the World.”

On April 8, the library will be showing a film on climate change entitled “Chasing Ice. The film, by James Balog, documents the melting of the world’s glaciers, and has been awarded for both its photography and message.

On April 15, the second film in the series will present the physics behing how wind patterns, ocean currents, the color of the earth and temperature changes cause weather and chantge the climate.

The film slated for April 22 takes a look at the chemistry of life with “Secret Life of Caves.” The film dealves into a discussion about the implications cave discoveries have for deep ocean life and climates.

On April 29, the library will show the film on the theory of extinction, called “The Last Extinction.” The film follows the clues found in ice to support a theory that a comet collided with the Earth 12,900 years ago. This collision is tied to the extinction of the Mega Fauna living at the time.

Lastly, on May 6, the library will show “Deep Ocean,” which shows the creatures of the deep sea and focuses on the work of the Census of Marine Life project, a ten-year study of the deep sea ocean life.

Films will be shown in the Wensberg Room at the Stephenson memorial Library at 761 Forest Rd., Greenfield. For more information, call 547-2790 or email

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