The Permafrost of Peel Plateau

The Permafrost of Peel Plateau

The Peel River Plateau region of the NWT is experiencing some of the most dramatic climate change impacts in the world. Warming winter temperatures and increasing summer rainfall are causing large tracts of land to melt and slump, releasing massive quantities of sediment into rivers and lakes. Scientists working with the NWT's Cumulative Impacts Monitoring Program are seeking to understand the extent of the changes and their implications for the region and its people.

Christine Wenman  spent a week in Ft McPherson NWT filming these scientists at work. The short documentary that was produced features interviews with the scientists as well as local residents who contributed to the research. The film will be available online when it has completed a run of independent festivals.  Watch this space.