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|Out of Balance|
|Date||Wednesday September 02|
|Time||7:30 PM - 9:30 PM|
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390 27th Street
midtown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway
|HumanistHall [at] Yahoo.com|
The evening begins with an optional social hour and pot luck supper at 6:00 pm,
followed by the film at 7:30 pm, followed by a discussion at the end of the film.
Out of Balance
This is the story of ExxonMobile's impact on climate change. Tom Jackson goes on a personal quest to find out more about climate change and the huge forces that are blocking imperative change. The result is this well-researched, well-sourced piece of investigative documentary filmmaking. Tom exposes a story that will hardly be mentioned in the mainstream media. He exposes the most dangerous practice of our time: record profits at ANY cost. He arms himself with a number of climate change experts such as Michael Oppenheimer and Bill McKibben. Bill McKibben points out that though we are all responsible for the unusual warming of our planet, every problem has a face and the image of global warming includes ExxonMobil and its former CEO, Lee Raymond. Exxon is the largest public company in the history of the world. And its enormous corporate weight was put behind a propaganda campaign to discredit the wide-spread concern about, and the science of, climate change. It went beyond supporting pseudo-science and anti-climate change advocates and effectively lobbied to influence government decisions. Exxon spent millions funding contrary viewpoints about climate change. They forced the public debate to include the idea that warming does not exist or that it's similar to natural trends. How much time will Exxon get their way over the common good?
Wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street
$5 donations are accepted