Last spring, we posted the premier of Cold Waters, a collaboration between Conservation Hawks and the cinematic team at Conservation Media. (We had previously featured “Immersion” from CH.) Now the collaborative is back with the trailer for “Chrome,” another important video about the effects of warming oceans on the steelhead of the Pacific Northwest. But it’s not all a dose of castor oil because the film also features an interesting and entertaining cast of characters:
In September, 2015, six intrepid anglers—Tom Rosenbauer, Kate Taylor, Dylan Tomine, Hannah Belford, Todd Tanner and Tim Romano – visited a remote North American steelhead river known for its incredible scenic beauty and unforgettable fishing. CHROME condenses their adventure into eleven epic minutes. It also addresses the looming threat that climate change and ocean acidification pose to steelhead & salmon.
But it’s not all fun and games. The folks at Conservation Hawks want to use the angling community to relay an important message, to call on the U.S. Congress and President Obama to protect our steelhead and salmon. So they have created a simple, clear petition, which reads:
Steelhead and salmon need cold, clean water to survive. Unfortunately, our fossil fuel emissions are changing our climate and making our oceans warmer and more acidic. We have an obligation to protect our vital steelhead and salmon fisheries from climate change and ocean acidification. As anglers, we ask Congress to pass legislation that promotes clean energy, eliminates fossil fuel subsidies, and dramatically reduces America’s CO2 emissions.