Colors of Change is a short environmental film about Greenland seen through the eyes of an artist who documents climate change, an Inuit Elder and a NASA scientist.
Artist Zaria Forman travels to Greenland for inspiration for her next body of work, and to visit the fjord where she spread her mother’s ashes.
The planet has been shedding sea ice at an average annual rate of 13,500 square miles (35,000 square kilometers) since 1979, the equivalent of losing an area of sea ice larger than the state of Maryland every year.
NASA’s Operation IceBridge is the largest airborne survey of Earth’s polar ice ever flown. These flights aim to provide a yearly, multi-instrument look at the behaviour of the rapidly changing features of the Greenland and Antarctic ice.
The data collected on Operation IceBridge provides crucial information about how this ice loss is occurring, and what these changes mean for the climate and sea level rise.
Colors of Change also follows John Sonntag, the lead scientist for Operation IceBridge. He and his crew work tirelessly gathering information on the ice sheet, gathering information on the wellbeing of Greenland and the effects of climate change
Uncle is an inuit elder who speaks for the ice. His elders saw the “big ice” melting for the first time in the 1960s.
In a region defined by climate change, Colors of Change demonstrates the intersection of art, culture and science.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea