Maine Conservation Voters invites the public to a free screening of the critically acclaimed documentary “The Age of Consequences” (2016, Germany/Spain/Jordan/USA) Sunday, March 11, at 4 p.m. at the Colonial Theatre, 163 High St.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion on climate solutions in Maine and how we can move forward at the state and local level. Panelists will include Belfast Mayor Samantha Paradis; Maine House Majority Leader Erin Herbig, D-Belfast; Rep. Charlotte Warren, D-Hallowell; local lobsterman Richard Nelson; and Belfast student Josie Cowles.

"The Age of Consequences" investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration and conflict through the lens of Unites States national security and global stability. Through unflinching case-study analysis, distinguished admirals, generals and military veterans make the compelling case that if we go on with business as usual, the consequences of climate change — waves of refugees, failed states, terrorism — will continue to grow in scale and frequency, with grave implications for peace and security in the 21st century.

The film’s unnerving assessment is by no means reason for fatalism, but, instead, a call to action to rethink how we use and produce energy. As in any military defense and security strategy, time is our most precious resource.

Although there is no admission charge, RSVP is requested at p2a.co/f6dfXli. The event is associated with the bi-weekly Coffee & Climate community conversations facilitated by staff of Maine Conservation Voters and its Climate Action Maine organizing team.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.