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Ice and the Sky

“Ice and the Sky” is a 2015 French documentary about the pioneering climate scientist Claude Lorius, who began studying Antarctic ice in the 1950s and was one of the first scientists to become concerned about global warming. Co-sponsors the Baker Institute Science & Technology Policy Program and the Consulate General of France in Houston hosted a film screening and following Q&A session.

The reception was co-sponsored by Rice University's Shell Center for Sustainability, Earth Science Department and Environmental Society.


Jérôme Chappellaz, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Laboratoire de Glaciologie et Geophysique de l'Environment, Grenoble, France


Question-and-Answer Session

John Anderson, Ph.D.
Maurice Ewing Professor of Oceanography, Earth Science Department, and Academic Director, Shell Center for Sustainability, Rice University

Jérôme Chappellaz, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Laboratoire de Glaciologie et Geophysique de l'Environment, Grenoble, France

Neal Lane, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow in Science and Technology Policy, Baker Institute; Malcolm Gillis University Professor, Rice University

The event is chaired by André Droxler, Ph.D., professor of earth science at Rice University and Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute.

Robin Faideau, deputy scientific attaché at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in the United States, will represent the Consulate General of France in Houston.


6:30 pm – Reception
7:00 pm – Film introduction
7:15 – Film presentation
8:45 – Question-and-Answer session



Thu, April 7, 2016
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77005

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