“If the world warms by six degrees, oceans will turn into marine wastelands and natural disasters become common events.”
Still from Six Degrees Could Change the World
In 2001, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a landmark report projecting average global surface temperatures to rise between 1.4 degrees and 5.8 degrees Celsius (roughly 2 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit) by the end of this century.
Based on Mark Lynas‘s Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet and narrated by Alec Baldwin, the National Geographic’s film Six Degrees Could Change the World illustrates, one poignant degree at a time, the consequences of rising temperatures on Earth. The film illustrates the changes with real-world examples from the bushfire-ravaged suburbs of Southern Australia to the drought-stricken farmlands of Nebraska to the rapidly melting glaciers of Greenland. In this amazing and insightful documentary, National Geographic Also, learn how existing technologies and remedies can help in the battle to dial back the global thermometer. In the narrative, aerospace engineers, marine biologists and ordinary citizens share their experiences and predictions.
“In the end, it’s the actual events – rather than the speculative scenarios – that prove most alarming, like the 30,000 deaths that resulted from 2003’s European heat wave,” says reviewer Kathleen C. Fennessy. “While a skeptic might dismiss that tragedy as a statistical anomaly, every continent bears the scars of climate change like the deforestation of the Amazon and the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina.”
In order to inject some levity, Six Degrees also takes a few detours to look at a British grape grower who has actually benefited from his country’s drier environment and the carbon footprint involved in the creation of that all-American favorite, the cheeseburger (suffice to say, it’s considerable).
Greens N Grains Deli hosts a natural and organic dinner special each evening before the Film Society screening. Enjoy a delicious soup specialty, salad, a fresh baked roll and a cup of tea for $7.50, available from 6 pm on. The Film Society screenings take place at 7 pm and there is no charge for membership but seating at screenings is limited to 28 people. Dinner and film reservations are requested. RSVP: 920.868.9999.
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