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BY KAREN BOSSICK

It was a Swiss climate scientist whose research propelled Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth.”

Now, Dr. Konrad Steffen is revealing his latest alarming findings about glacial melt impacts on global sea level rise, climate change and mass migration in the field “Greenland Melts.”

The film, which features stunning footage filmed at remote polar monitoring stations, will be among the films screened in Idaho Rivers United’s 2019 Wild & Scenic Film Festival at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Ketchum’s Limelight Hotel.

The evening will include a variety of films exploring the issues of energy, biodiversity, climate change and protecting the West’s rivers and wild and scenic areas. It will also include raffles and guest speakers.

Tickets are $10, available at www.idahorivers.org. Or, you can spring for a a$20 ticket that includes a drink of your choice and an IRU Kleen Kanteen or a $45 ticket that includes the drink, Kleen Kanteen and a year membership in IRU.

Other films to be screened include:

  • “Confluir,” which follows scientists on a month-long expedition along Rio Maranon, the Grand Canyon of the Amazon.
  • “A River’s Reckoning,” the story of a fifth-generation rancher along the headwaters of the Colorado River where he also runs a fly-fishing guide service.
  • “Think Like a Scientist: Renewal,” the heartwarming story of transformation and restoration as seen through the eyes of a young scientist from the Lower Elwhat Klallam Tribe.
  • “What Does It Take?” introducing the New Environmentalists.
  • “Hear the Call: Salmon Nation” featuring work along a remote coast of British Columbia.
  • “Chasing Wild: Journey into the Sacred Headwaters,” which revolves around a 400-kilometer bike packing and raft expedition to the birthplace of three critical salmon rivers in the heart ofnorthwestern British Columbia.

 

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