Video Librarian Lists Into The Cold one of 2013′s Top Documentaries.
Sebastian Copeland’s North Pole documentary made the coveted Video Librarian’s Top 25 Documentaries List for 2013 alongside Searching For Sugarman and We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks.
Into The Cold–A Journey Of The Soul (2011) retraces two men’s journey on foot to the North Pole to commemorate Admiral’s Peary’s centennial reach in 1909. Directed by Sebastian Copeland, the film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and is now playing on Netfilx in the US, and is available with a special limited edition DVD on this website.
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Sebastian and SEDNA Foundation win the prestigious 2014 Good Design Award
GOOD DESIGN™ was founded in Chicago in 1950 by Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. to promote and foster a greater public understanding and acceptance for Modern Design.
The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design selected Sebastian and the SEDNA Foundation among hundreds of submissions from around the world.
The Green Good Design identifies and emphasizes the world’s most important firms and leaders forwarding a new emphasis on ecology, sustainable design and the environment worldwide.
Recent previous recipients include: the Kingdom of Sweden, the City of Madrid, Architecture for Humanity, and numerous international manufacturers from BMW to Mercedes-Benz.
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New findings: West Antarctic Ice Sheet is inherently vulnerable to change and creates “unstoppable” ocean rise.
This report on NASA’s new study, led by glaciologist Eric Rignot at NASA’s JPL and the of UC Irvine, points to dramatic and “unstoppable” melting and contribution of the West Antarctica ice sheet to ocean levels. The gist is that the grounding line–the point at which ice and ocean meet below the waterline–is receding as it erodes the ice below the surface with warm water, essentially transforming glacial ice mass into ice shelves.
This finding, which represents decades of research from NASA, points to ice valleys around the Pine island glacier in West Antarctica among six others in the Amundsen Sea region which are below sea level for hundreds of kilometers inland. This sets a positive feedback of receding grounding line for that entire regions for six similar glaciers. With no hill below the ice to slow or stop the water from eroding the ice, there is no way of effectively stop the melting of the Antarctica ice over the next couple of centuries, which alone will contribute to four feet of global ocean rise.
To further this dramatic finding, the positive loop on other regions of the world such as the East Antarctic ice or the Greenland ice sheet will affect the configuration of other ice shelves further increasing ocean rise over the coming century.
The full recorded report including media questions can be heard here.
A digest of those findings can be read here.More
SEBASTIAN RETURNS TO THE ANNENBERG SPACE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY FOR INTO THE COLD
On May 8th, The Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles screened Sebastian’s North Pole epic documentary about his 2009 mission. The screening, a part of the Annenberg’s Iris Nights, played to a sold out audience at the Skylight studio. The screening was followed by a Q&A and was reported in this article posted by Liz Kelly for Examiner.com. This was Sebastian’s second presentation at the Annenberg this year. In February, a full presentation of his photographic and advocacy work in the polar regions was attended also by a sold out audience, and can be viewed here.More
Sebastian to Moderate Earth Day Panel for Bitesize TV’s Hollywood Goes Green
This Earth Day, Sebastian will moderate a panel on climate change for on-line network Bitesize TV. The panel will examine environmental news and how to make LA a model of sustainability by 2050. Panelist include LA’s new Chief Sustainability officer Matt Petersen, environmental artist and advocate John Quigley, environmentalist and CNN International journalist Philippe Cousteau and IPCC scientist Dr. Andrew Weaver. You can watch the program online here.
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Michael Kurcfeld profiled Sebastian for the latest LA Review of Books (March 2014). The interview was conducted during Sebastian’s solo Antarctica: A Million Faces Of Ice at the Munich Bernheimer Gallery last year. The profile also features a filmed segment which can be seen here.
“Following in the footsteps of Herbert Ponting and Frank Hurley, Sebastian Copeland ventures into the blinding white expanses of both poles, often for weeks at a time, to seek out the wild sculpted beauty of places no human has seen before.” Michael Kurcfeld — LA Review of Books