Alaska Film Archives

Arctic Haze
Arctic Haze
A documentary about the spread of air pollution into the Arctic from Europe and the Soviet Union. Scientists from around the world work to understand and solve air pollution problems in Alaska and across Northern regions that are caused by industrialization thousands of miles away. Those interviewed include: Matthew Bean of Bethel, Dr. Glenn E. Shaw of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska bush pilot Dennis Miller, Dr. Kenneth A. Rahn of the University of Rhode Island, Dr. Daniel Jaffe of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Dr. Brynjulf Ottar of the Norwegian Institute for Air Research, Dr. Tom E. Osterkamp of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Dr. Juan G. Roederer of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, and others. Air pollution, acid rain, ozone depletion, the greenhouse effect, global warming, and climate change are all terms that are discussed. The program includes views of tundra regions, research laboratories, and a government observatory for monitoring climatic change located at Barrow.
[KTVF news stories from 1972]
[KTVF news stories from 1972]
Footage and stories include the Pioneers of Alaska election of Mariel Wilbur and Howard Marlin reported by Pat Egan (1/10/72), Chuck Reese being interviewed by Larry Carpenter about school superintendent Taylor resigning (1/10/72), silent footage of a house fire at night with an Eielson fire truck nearby (1/10/72), Lou Haines explaining a new detox program in Alaska (1/10/72), Larry Carpenter reporting on an election at the Tanana Chiefs Conference and interviewing President Tim Wallis (1/11/72), magistrate training in Fairbanks reported by Pat Egan (1/12/72), a U.S. Navy officer talking about the Soviet Navy (1/13/72), utility trucks during power outage in winter (1/13/72), Larry Carpenter reporting on the Judicial Council in Alaska with comments by Judge Hugh Connelly and Dean Fouts (1/14/72), Phil Deisher reporting on the Institute of Marine Science in the Duckering Building at the University of Alaska Fairbanks with an interview of Dr. Donald Hood (1/14/72), and an unidentified man speaking about air pollution monitoring programs that will be developed in Fairbanks.