Thursday, February 4, 2010

Climate Change film screening at Carroll Gardens Library

FROGG, NY Sierra Club, and a group of Carroll Gardens residents present:

A community viewing of the film "earth2100" and a discussion on climate change planning.

Wednesday, February 10,
6:30 pm, located at the
Carroll Gardens Library
396 Clinton St. @ Union St.

Film includes commentary from the science community:
· Malcolm Bowman
· Jared Diamond
· E. O. Wilson
· John Holdren
· Peter Gleick

“When an insurance company, or an institution like the Pentagon, prepares for future threats, they always develop a worst case scenario -- a sober assessment, based on expert research, of the most serious possible risks. To avoid the worst, they believe, you must plan for it.
This program was developed to show a worst-case scenario for human civilization. Again, we are not saying that these events will happen -- rather, that if we fail to seriously address the complex problems of climate change, resource depletion and overpopulation, they are much more likely to happen.”
-- Michael Bicks, Executive Produce

On January 21, 2010 the New York Times reported: Past Decade Warmest on Record, NASA Data Shows. The report stated “The agency also found that 2009 was the second warmest year since 1880, when modern temperature measurement began. The warmest year was 2005. The other hottest recorded years have all occurred since 1998, NASA said.“

Is our government planning for possible impacts we may experience from raising temperatures? Join us for this community discussion on the role of scenario planning in climate adaptation. What does it mean to our Brooklyn neighborhood, as well as to the country, and the planet? What are we doing to prevent the scenario in this film from taking place here?

Sponsored by FROGG and NYC Sierra Club; organized by Carroll Garden citizens; for additional information contact Diane Buxbaum, 718-855-2399 or Marlene Donnelly, 718-625-2311. Special thanks to The Brooklyn Public Library for use of their community room.

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