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The Truth about Climate Change
Date Wednesday July 06
Time 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
uptown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway
Event Type Screening
EmailHumanistHall [at]

Film evenings begin with potluck refreshments and social hour at 6:30 pm,
followed by the film at 7:30 pm, followed by a discussion after the film.

The Truth about Climate Change
by David Attenborough

Renown naturalist and BBC broadcaster, David Attenborough, undertakes a personal journey to discover how global warming is changing the planet that he knows so well. Examining the evidence for this confusing phenomenon, he finds out what’s causing it and whether humankind is to blame. He discovers that the Earth is warming at an unprecedented rate, far beyond any normal allowance for cyclical fluctuation. He then asks the question: “What is the future of our world?” Sir David investigates some of the possible scenarios for the future, including rising sea levels, insect plagues, and an increase in diseases. From hurricane Katrina to glacier ice crashing into the sea, he discovers that we are in a race against time. Starving polar bears as well as the first direct victim of global warming, the recently extinct golden toad, demonstrate that the danger for humanity may not be far behind. Extraordinary phenomena have taken place in recent times; Hurricane Katrina, the heat wave of 2003, polar bears swimming in search of ice, and vast swarms of insects enveloping an African village. People around the world are having to adapt their way of life as the climate changes. The Inuit in the Arctic can no longer hunt the way they need to; Pacific Island inhabitants are forced to move as their homes disappear beneath the waves; and homes in Siberia are slowly sinking into the permafrost. Sir David delivers his message in a balanced and unimposing way. These changes are already in motion whatever we do now, but Sir David believes that we may be able to act to prevent a catastrophe. He explores the personal and technological changes we can make to avert catastrophe.

Wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street

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