Exploring the Climate Change Risks and Solutions on Nov. 3

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Before The Flood: The Film at the Commons @ BALE

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Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens (The Cove) teams up with actor/producer Leonardo DiCaprio for the film, Before the Flood, which chronicles the impacts of climate change and what we must do immediately to confront the challenges. Released this week in 171 countries and in 45 languages, this high-powered film is heavily focused on solutions emerging from around the world.

With DiCaprio’s strong stance on climate justice and his role as U.N. Messenger of Peace on Climate, the emphasis of the documentary is on urgent action and a rapid and just transition from fossil fuels to clean energy. There is stunning footage of mountaintop removal coal mining, the Alberta tar sands, calving glaciers, destroyed rainforests and more evidence of human influence and suffering. And there’s less stunning but equally important footage and interviews about the delayed policy action wrought by climate science denial and industry-funded misinformation.

The film shows at the Commons @ BALE (35 South Windsor Street), South Royalton, Vermont on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 6:30 PM and will be followed by open discussion. Free (donations welcome).

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