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Hot Politics

Wednesday, January 04, 2012
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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Location Details:
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
uptown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway

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.

by Peter Bull

The “politics” in question refer to the politics of environment — and government-backed environmental protection — via instrumental policies that will reduce carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases. As more and more Americans look for a response to the realities of climate change, Frontline correspondent Deborah Amos investigates the political decisions that have prevented the United States government from confronting one of the most serious problems facing humanity today. With this documentary, writer-producer Peter Bull and Frontline correspondent Deborah Amos, aggressively and convincingly demonstrate that the United States government continues to travel miles out of its way to skirt around the issue of global warming. Despite the persistent warning of the IPCC that the connection between fossil fuels and global warming is 90% certain, the U.S. government continues to engage in acts of gross malfeasance that supersede one president, including: President George H.W. Bush’s push to make CO2 emission targets “voluntary,” President Bill Clinton’s negligence in securing Senate-backed ratification of the Kyoto Treaty, and President George W. Bush’s full withdrawal from the Kyoto accords. Together, these presidents have helped to drive greenhouse gases up to obscene and unheard of levels. Via in-depth discussions with environmental activists and crusaders, Peter Bull underscores the notion that the United States fails to respond to the issue of global climate change as adequately as other nations, and investigates the reasons why this is so. This film is brought to us by Frontline and the Center for Investigative Reporting.

Wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street

$5 donations are accepted

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