Book Discussion on On Thin Ice

Richard Ellis talked about his book On Thin Ice: The Changing World of the Polar Bear (Knopf; November 17, 2009). He argues in the book… read more

Richard Ellis talked about his book On Thin Ice: The Changing World of the Polar Bear (Knopf; November 17, 2009). He argues in the book that the extinction of the polar bear does not have to be inevitable. He explains the reasons the U.S. government refuses to list the polar bear on the endangered species list and why he believes that decision must be reversed. After a talk, illustrated by slides, he responded to questions from members of the audience.

Richard Ellis is a marine conservationists and marine artist. His books include Imagining Atlantis and Tuna. He has also published articles in Audubon, National Geographic, Discover, Smithsonian, and Scientific American. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Richard Ellis Research Associate American Museum of Natural History

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Book Discussion on On Thin Ice

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Public Affairs Event
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New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Dec 13, 2009
Last Aired:
Jan 18, 2010

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  • Dec 13, 2009 | 7:58am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 17, 2010 | 3:31pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 18, 2010 | 5:28am EST | C-SPAN 2
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