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December 8th Film: Climate Refugees

From the Weatherspoon Museum of Art’s online calendar:

A climate refugee is a person displaced by climatically induced environmental disasters. Such disasters result from incremental and rapid ecological change, resulting in increased droughts, desertification, sea level rise, and the more frequent occurrence of extreme weather events such as hurricanes, cyclones, fires, mass flooding and tornadoes. All this, according to Climate Refugees film director Michael Nash, is causing mass global migration and border conflicts. Following where An Inconvenient Truth (2006) leaves off, Climate Refugees looks at how climate change has become a national security risk and the term climate wars is being talked about in war-room like environments in Washington D.C. Directed by Michael Nash, 2010. 95 minutes.

The 6th Annual Sustainability Film + Discussion Series is presented by the Weatherspoon and the UNCG Sustainability Committee to address current issues affecting the environment. The year long series features new documentary films and post-screening discussions with faculty and community experts.

Come early for an information exchange with local businesses and community groups dedicated to sustainable practices. Info exchange begins at 6pm in the Museum atrium. Films begin at 6:30pm in the auditorium. Free.


1 Comment

  1. olivergant says:

    We need more film material that looks at the global environmental issues – compassionate presentations that will help us save our communities and our environment. Our simple life styles have disappeared and our perceived needs and wants increased proportionally. Rapidly fading is our symbiotic relationship with the earth, the land and the nature. Lets work on a global discussion.

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