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Listen in as producer Mark Terry talks about the Paris climate summit, adaptation versus mitigation, hopeless data and how we need to cultivate courage with regard to the crisis we find ourselves in.
The Youth Climate Report film project includes a 45-minute linear documentary film and a multi-linear documentary film project. The multi-linear documentary is represented by a Geographic Information System (GIS) map of the world and created in a beta program developed by Google called Fusion.
The map shows pinpoints around the world that when clicked (or touched on a tablet or mobile device) opens up various media related to information on climate research being conducted at those coordinates.
The media includes a video of the researcher and their work, a link to their organization or institution for additional reference and a link to the online profile of the researcher or climate change maker.
The map is part of the PhD research being conducted by York University grad student Mark Terry.
It was introduced in Paris this year at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21).
After graduating from York University's Glendon College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1980, Mark Terry embarked on 25-year career as a journalist and documentary filmmaker. His science and nature films have made a significant impact with the policymakers of the United Nations. His work with the UN and the world’s scientific community has been recognized on many fronts. He has been decorated with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Stefansson Medal, the Gemini Humanitarian Award and in August this year was named one of Canada's greatest explorers by Canadian Geographic Magazine.
In 2014, he returned to York to pursue his Master of Arts degree in Humanities with a research focus of how documentary film can be mobilized as an instrument of social change. He continues this research today as a PhD candidate at York University in Toronto working closely with the United Nations Environment Programme.
His innovative work with a new beta program developed by Google called Fusion is being presented to delegates and policymakers attending the 21st Convention of Parties in Paris this December at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The interactive geographic information system map is a multi-linear documentary project that showcases climate research from around the world.
For more info about the UN initiative please look here.
And for more information about my podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit my site here.
With thanks to Producer Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.
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