This week saw the launch of the first of a brilliant series of films by Cornwall Climate Care called Cornwall Climate Stories. The film, Under the Surface, looks at how – without most of us even having noticed – climate change is already affecting the marine environment in Cornwall.
The film is presented by Claire Wallerstein, with whom CFWI works as part of the Cornwall Plastic Pollution Coalition. You might know her from Rame Peninsula Beach Care which she set up (beach cleaning and marine conservation charity). More famously, she was a member of the 2018 Sail Against Plastic expedition to Svalbard, studying the impact of plastic pollution, but also experiencing the inescapable evidence of climate change on this fragile region in the remote Arctic.
Whether you know Claire or not, the film is really interesting and is visually fascinating as well. The challenge of climate change is huge and the problems immense. But don’t be disheartened – this film talks about innovative new projects going on right now in Cornwall, and introduces us to some of the wonderful people doing it, including Ruth Williams (another good friend of CFWI’s from the Cornwall Wildlife Trust) and others from Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust, Cornwall Birds and Exeter University’s Marine Biological Association.
The film just lasts half an hour and is free to view either on Cornwall Climate Care’s website or on YouTube below: