“On Thin Ice”, a one-hour special on PBS: April 17 and 18, 2009

April 15, 2009 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Lester Brown of Earth Policy Institute for this announcement. If you are in the U.S. and receive the Public Broadcasting Service, the following will be of interest to you.

APRIL 17 and 18, 2009
“On Thin Ice”, a one-hour special on PBS

Seventy-five percent of the world’s fresh water is stored in glaciers, but scientists predict climate change will cause some of the world’s largest glaciers to completely melt by 2030. This will increase global competition for food and water and threaten international security.

In a special one-hour NOW on PBS report (check local listings), Host David Brancaccio travels to the Gangotri Glacier in the Himalayas and Montana’s Glacier National Park to see the melting and to examine the consequences. Brancaccio talks with Lester Brown about the effects of melting glaciers of India’s food supply.

For additional information go to http://www.pbs.org/now/on-thin-ice-preview.html. Show times vary. Please check your local listings.

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