Mark Terry on the Paris Climate Summit COP21

The rabble podcast network offers an alternative take on politics, entertainment, society, stories, community and life in general. All opinions belong to the podcaster; however, podcasters are expected to adhere to our guidelines. We welcome new podcasters -- contact us for details.

Please chip in to support more articles like this. Support rabble.ca today for as little as $1 per month!

Mark Terry on the Paris Climate Summit - COP 21

rabble is expanding our Parliamentary Bureau and we need your help! Support us on Patreon today!

Keep Karl on Parl

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.

Film Synopsis

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).

It can currently be accessed on two UN websites: UNEP & UNFCCC

Trailer

Link to Film Here

IMDB

Biography

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

 

Thank you for reading this story…

More people are reading rabble.ca than ever and unlike many news organizations, we have never put up a paywall – at rabble we’ve always believed in making our reporting and analysis free to all, while striving to make it sustainable as well. Media isn’t free to produce. rabble’s total budget is likely less than what big corporate media spend on photocopying (we kid you not!) and we do not have any major foundation, sponsor or angel investor. Our main supporters are people and organizations -- like you. This is why we need your help. You are what keep us sustainable.

rabble.ca has staked its existence on you. We live or die on community support -- your support! We get hundreds of thousands of visitors and we believe in them. We believe in you. We believe people will put in what they can for the greater good. We call that sustainable.

So what is the easy answer for us? Depend on a community of visitors who care passionately about media that amplifies the voices of people struggling for change and justice. It really is that simple. When the people who visit rabble care enough to contribute a bit then it works for everyone.

And so we’re asking you if you could make a donation, right now, to help us carry forward on our mission. Make a donation today.

Comments

We welcome your comments! rabble.ca embraces a pro-human rights, pro-feminist, anti-racist, queer-positive, anti-imperialist and pro-labour stance, and encourages discussions which develop progressive thought. Our full comment policy can be found here. Learn more about Disqus on rabble.ca and your privacy here. Please keep in mind:

Do

  • Tell the truth and avoid rumours.
  • Add context and background.
  • Report typos and logical fallacies.
  • Be respectful.
  • Respect copyright - link to articles.
  • Stay focused. Bring in-depth commentary to our discussion forum, babble.

Don't

  • Use oppressive/offensive language.
  • Libel or defame.
  • Bully or troll.
  • Post spam.
  • Engage trolls. Flag suspect activity instead.