"Do the +Math" @ Falmouth Public Library
When: Fri Apr 26th
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Falmouth Public Library | 300 Main Street | Falmouth
Screening and discussion of "Do The +Math" climate change documentary
Free and open to the public ~ Refreshments provided
'Do The +Math' refers to the simple and terrifying new reality of the climate crisis: the fossil fuel industry currently has 2,795 gigatons of carbon in their reserves, five times more than the maximum 565 gigatons the world can emit and keep warming below 2 degrees, a goal agreed to by nearly every nation on earth, including the United States," McKibben says.
He goes further to charge that "the fossil fuel industry is now a rogue industry, willing to pour five times more carbon into the atmosphere than even the most conservative governments think is safe. They're outlaws against the laws of physics."
McKibben's grassroots activism group, 350.org, refers to a climate change target: "To preserve our planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of 392 parts per million to below 350 ppm," according to the group.
In 2007 Falmouth participated in 350.org's campaign called "Step It Up" that organized 2,000 rallies in all 50 United States. The organization says its events — from skiers descending a melting glacier to a march along rising coastlines and divers hosting an underwater action — helped convince political leaders to adopt their call to action of cutting carbon 80 percent by 2050.
The film features author Naomi Klein, climate scientist Dr. James Hansen, Rep. Henry Waxman, green jobs visionary Majora Carter, environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Nobel Peace Prize Winner Desmond Tutu, and other climate and progressive leaders.
The film screening will be followed by dessert and discussion on questions as they relate to climate change and a sustainable Falmouth.
The planet, your environment, the future of your children are worth your time and attention for this film and discussion. Our town of Falmouth, our community are worth it. Your daily actions at home, in the community and how you vote will affect the long-term environmental sustainability on this planet, social justice in our town, as well as the future for all our children and generations to come.
The Falmouth screening of Do The +Math is coordinated by the Falmouth Climate Action Team, a grassroots group focused on Falmouth's to health and vibrancy with low carbon lifestyles, ecosystem restoration, a robust local economy and a vital community. For more information, see us on Facebook or contact us by e-mail at FCAT2012@aol.com.
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