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Agreement with Peru’s Environmental Ministry

We’ve recently reached an agreement with Peru’s Environmental Ministry (Ministerio del Ambiente, or MINAM) where they will be holding screenings of Glacial Balance around the country to educate the public of the causes of the changing climate and research being carried out to further study past climates. While the Peruvian public is unfortunately well aware of the effects of climate change, MINAM was seeking a method of educating the public that would show the interconnectedness of communities, cities, and neighboring countries. We’re happy to be partnering with them to allow the film to be used as a tool to enlighten and motivate.

COP20 screening

I was invited to screen the film as part of the activities surrounding the COP20 conference in Lima. We had a great turnout and were pleased to have been accompanied by local glaciologist Benjamin Morales Arnao.


A big thank you to CONDESAN and MINAM for the invitation, and to IADB for their assistance!





  • As much an anthropological study and geography lesson as a climate-change documentary, this is highly recommended. F. Gardner
    Video Librarian
  • Few things are changing as fast on our home planet as the cryosphere–the frozen portion of the earth’s surface, which is melting quickly. And nowhere faster or with more grievous effect than along the Andes, as this piercing film makes clear! Bill McKibben
    Author, Educator, Environmentalist
  • Mountain glacier demise preludes the fate of the great ice sheets on Greenland and Antarctica, if humanity does not come to its senses soon. Steinman’s film wakes us up to the danger by hearing directly from the ones suffering the consequences of society’s inaction. James Hansen
    Fmr. Head, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies; Adjunct Professor, Columbia University Earth Institute


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