Looking at climate change, sans rhetoric
Belfast — "Carbon Nation," a film offering solutions to climate disruptions in the world, will be shown Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. in the Abbott Room of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. It is the second feature of the winter third-Wednesday film series sponsored by the Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County.
Whether people believe that serious climate disruption is imminent and is endangering the planet or that climate issues are overblown and not dangerous, this film offers ideas on saving energy, money and, for some, the planet. The entertaining documentary includes interviews not just with climate activists but also with climate change doubters, a former army colonel, engineers, corporate CEOs, journalists and more.
The 2010 documentary does not preach but rather lets viewers decide how important climate change is for future generations. It does make clear that there are other reasons for saving energy and maintaining a clean environment, whatever one’s views about the role of humans in climate change. And it focuses not on the problem but rather on pragmatic, effective and inspiring solutions that individuals and communities can create themselves.
The screening is free and open to the public, with donations appreciated. A discussion about the film and viewers’ reactions to it will follow. For more information, call 338-5089.
VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.