In 2016 Dot Dot Dash created two films and and a series of photography about the long standing research undertaken by Dr. Konrad Steffen on Greenlandic Ice Sheet. Steffen, who features prominently in Al Gore's 'Inconvenient' films, is an expert on the subject of global warming and Arctic melt and funded NASA and WSL (Swiss Land Agency) Dot Dot Dash filmed for one week at Swiss Camp, Polar Research Station in Greenland.
The work was shared on partner and affiliate sites, aired on BBC News, Swiss National Television, various European houses of Parliament, numerous academic institutions and was shown in a private audience with the Swiss President.
In the current conversation about climate change, we don't often see the work of climate scientists; it remains hidden away only to be published in journals or to be cited in statistics. In this project we sought to put a face on the science and more than that to show the very real story of climate change from someone who was witnessing it more closely than most.
Spending a week on the Greenlandic icesheet with Dr. Steffen and his team was enlightening. We came to more deeply understand the role of scientist as translator of data and in so doing became even more committed to giving voice to this narrative and to leverage it in encouraging personal action.
The outcome is the film you'll see below which has aired on BBC News, Swiss National Television, inside various European houses of Parliament, numerous academic institutions and was shown in a private audience with the Swiss President.