Ice Age Meltdown

Pickford Film Center Bellingham, WA


Sarah E. Myhre

Research associate, University of Washington School of Oceanography

Ice Age: The Meltdown— Ice sheets, Earth history, and how we talk about climate change

Through the lens of Earth history, this talk explores Earth's emerging pattern of rapid climate change—and how it will change the identity of our planet.

Pickford Film Center Bellingham, WA

Film Synopsis

Prehistoric animal friends confront the end of the Ice Age.

With global warming threatening their once-icy domain with widespread flooding, Manny (Ray Romano), Sid (John Leguizamo) and Diego (Denis Leary) set out to find a safe haven. Along the way, another mammoth (Queen Latifah), who thinks she is an opossum, joins the travelers on their perilous quest.

Image courtesy of Photofest

About the Speaker

Dr. Sarah E. Myhre is a scientist, advocate, and public communicator. She is actively investigating and publishing on the paleoceanographic history of the Pacific ocean, using ocean sediment cores and robots on the seafloor, and she is currently a research associate at the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington.