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Acid Test

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sigourney Weaver and Lisa Suatoni, senior scientist in the Natural Resources Defense Council’s oceans program, discuss the documentary "Acid Test: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification." The film, produced by the NRDC, is narrated by and includes commentary by Sigourney Weaver and looks at how carbon dioxide pollution is making ocean water more acidic, threatening marine life and the entire ocean food web. "Acid Test," airs on Planet Green November 21 and November 25.

Guests:

Lisa Suatoni, and Sigourney Weaver

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Comments [9]

LEE SMITH from Northern New Jersey

Really Leonard, your interview was so uncomfortable to listen to. I mean scientifically did they even mention pH? My question is who has less of a science background Leonard Lopate, Sigourney Weaver, or the expert? Rewind it and listen to the pregnant pauses when you go anywhere near a techincal question. Example: "the coldest sections of the world will absorb more 'carbonic acid'. Call NYU and explode that myth. You're a tremedous reader and sage but stay away from pseudo science.

Nov. 20 2009 12:26 AM
Laura Sialiano from Brooklyn

Sigourney, thank you for working on this film. These type of projects do have an impact on public awareness of environmental issues. Gorillas in the Mist still inspires people to protect wildlife and I hope this film will do the same for our oceans. You are awesome!

Nov. 19 2009 12:37 PM
j from b'klyn

about 2 or 3 years ago [after Katrina], on the front page of a section of the NY Science Times, there was an article about the several dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico. Specifically how those particular regions don't cool down as in the past, and what that has to do with the present higher levels of heat and humidity that are experienced on the east coast later and later into the year.

Nov. 19 2009 12:32 PM
Mike Flood from Rockaway

When you get celebities shilling there cuase,
There should be quit pro quo.
Celebritie gets there shill and Lopate gets the interview.

Nov. 19 2009 12:31 PM
Phyllis from NYC

But really, how many more documentaries do we need before we start doing something? Education overload... ahh, the unbridgeable gap between knowing and doing...

Nov. 19 2009 12:29 PM
steph from Brooklyn

I logged into this discussion a bit late - has Phil's question been answered? I, too, have been very concerned about the potential effects of sequestration...

Nov. 19 2009 12:28 PM
steph from Brooklyn

I logged into this discussion a bit late - has Phil's question been answered? I, too, have been very concerned about the potential effects of sequestration...

Nov. 19 2009 12:28 PM
Betty Anne from UES

Can you ask Sigourney about Hollywood's take on this, often times movements from Hollywood helps build awareness. Things like Sushi seem still seem to be in vogue but its destroying our seas.

Nov. 19 2009 12:24 PM
Phil from Park Slope

Please ask about carbon sequestration proposals to store C02 in the deep ocean. I've been concerned about these ideas in the context of acidification, and never heard it discussed.

Nov. 19 2009 12:18 PM

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