On July 4, 2013, NPR covered the release of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation’s (EOWBF) video Ghost Rookeries: Climate Change and the Adelie Penguin.
Ghost Rookeries, narrated by actor, conservationist, and member of the EOWBF Board of Advisors Harrison Ford, conveys the story of the Adelie Penguin, whose habitat—and thus the biodiversity of all of Antarctica—is being threatened by real-time environmental changes.
“The consequences of a loss of biodiversity could encompass everything from altering key Antarctic marine food chains to the loss of species that may hold cures to cancer,” writes Dr. James McClintock, whose recent book, Lost Antarctica: Adventures in a Disappearing Land (Palgrave/MacMilllan, 2012), forms the basis of Ghost Rookeries.
Read more about Ghost Rookeries.
Additional recent press for the video includes:
The Green Register: “Biodiversity Foundation and Harrison Ford Team Up for Short Film About Lost Antarctica and Climate Change”
AL.com: “Film About UAB Professor’s Book on Antarctica and Climate Change Narrated by Harrison Ford” and “UAB Professor Jim McClintock’s Words Come to Life in Harrison Ford-Narrated Short Film Ghost Rookeries“
UAB News Blog: “Film Features UAB Professor’s Prose, Voice of Harrison Ford”
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