On the eve of the Coral Conservation Day (5th March), Delta Electronics Foundation launched "2022 Delta Environmental Film Festival" at National Museum of Marine Science and Technology (NMMST). From March onward, these environmental films will tour museums, art galleries, and high school campuses around Taiwan. The first event of the film festival was held in the “ocean theater” of NMMST, which is equipped with the largest 1300-inch screen in Taiwan, as well as Deltas world-leading 8K ultra-high-resolution projector. Delta’s two self-made environmental documentaries, “Life in the Coral Reef” and “Swimming with Humpback Whales” were played and brought the audience the immersive experience of the ocean environment under the gigantic screen and ultra-high resolution images. Meanwhile, Delta Foundation shared the main points of the Sixth Assessment Report, Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, published by the IPCC Working Group II, at the event. It shows that the global temperature at present has risen by 1.1°C, and if global warming reaches 1.5°C, 14% of species will face the high risk of extinction. We must call on the public to face up to the impacts of global warming on biodiversity and human now.
Ms. Shan Shan Guo, the chief branding officer of Delta Electronics and vice chairman of Delta Foundation, said, “According to the IPCC, coral reefs would decline by 70-90% with global warming of 1.5°C, and it might happen by 2030 at the earliest. Delta Foundation has been devoted to coral restoration and marine education since 2021. We turn the abandoned Abalone culture farms along the northeast coast of Taiwan into coral reef nurseries. We expect to help more than 1,000 coral fragments propagate in the next three years through the collaboration with professional marine conservation teams and NMMST. In this summer, we will transplant corals of certain sizes straight on the reef in Chaojing Bay Marine Protected Area. Furthermore, Delta is now evaluating to assist Chaojing Marine Center in breeding heat-resistant coral fragments through our LED equipment. On the other hand, today's premiered 8K documentary "Life in the Coral Reef", was filmed by the former NHK Japanese photographer, Mr. Hiroyuki Nakagawasai. It records the most vibrant coral ecosystem in Palau, and reminds people to value the issues of global warming and coral ecosystem. The documentary is just selected for the 11th American Documentary and Animated Film Festival (AmDOCs) and will be broadcast on NHK BS 8K channel in Japan.”
The IPCC Sixth Assessment Report, "Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability", released on 28th February, has pointed out that 14% of species will be at a high risk of extinction under 1.5°C threshold. If the temperature rises by 3°C, the risk will increase by 10 times. At the event, Delta Foundation also invited Chia-Ying Ko, the associate professor of institute of fisheries science at National Taiwan University and His-Chi Cheng, the chief secretary of endemic species research institute, to share the impacts and adaptation strategies respectively for marine ecology and terrestrial wildlife.
In the following Delta environmental film festival events, together with "Life in the Coral Reef" and "Swimming with Humpback Whales", BBC's two epic ecological documentaries, "Blue Planet II" and "Planet Earth II", will also tour Taiwan. These two films are the world's first 4K high resolution TV series. They will take audience to experience the magnificence of nature through exploring the deep-sea, seaweed forest, islands, mountains, jungles and the deserts.