Bloor Hot Docs: Climate Change Doc and Panel Discussion

Do the Math is a documentary produced by 350.org which tells the story of the grassroots movements trying to change the tragic outcomes of climate change and their adversaries in the fossil fuel industry. Using simple math, this film reveals the hard facts about climate change.

Bill McKibbon, a founder of 350.org, states that, “we can emit 565 more gigatons of carbon dioxide and stay below 2°C of warming — anything more than that risks catastrophe for life on earth. The only problem? Burning the fossil fuel that corporations now have in their reserves would result in emitting 2,795 gigatons of carbon dioxide – five times the safe amount.”

This is your opportunity to learn and ask questions on how you can help Canada develop a comprehensive strategy that unites energy, prosperity, and social justice. Currently, the government of Canada is more focused in building pipelines and staking claims to the arctic waters than in alternative energy sources.

Elizabeth May, a Canadian Member of Parliament, environmentalist, writer, and the leader of the Green Party of Canada, believes that, “Taken separately, we could be fighting over these individual items without resolution. Taken together in a grown up conversation, they all fit together.”

Learn how we as individuals can reduce our carbon footprint in our daily lives. Canadians are big polluters. We produce 20 metric tons of greenhouse gases per capita while other OECD countries emit 12.5 metric tons per capita on average.

Highlights will include Ms. May’s Energy Strategy for Canadians, followed by other guest speakers including Adria Vasil, author of Ecoholic Home and Ecoholic Body, and Milan Ilnyckj, President of Toronto350.org.

Toronto350.org’s main project is the campaign to cut off the oil industry’s financial and political support by divesting our schools, churches and government from fossil fuels. For more details, please visit: www.GoFossilFree.org.

 

http://toronto350.org/events/doTheMath.php

There are two time options, pls choose the one which suits your schedule

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    A compelling and concise documentary on climate change. It did a brilliant job of interjecting the much-needed urgency to correct our course of action in order to avoid the imminent collapse of planet earth (and they showed us the numbers - as they did the math!)
    The movie is only 42 minutes long, and it packs a lot into those minutes. The main thrust is that continuing to use fossil fuels at our present rate of consumption is not sustainable-- but the fossil fuel companies are obstructing any attempts at change.
    As apolitical as I am, the panel discussion led by Elizabeth May was poignant and impressive.
    Thank you for the event!

    October 15, 2013

  • Greg

    Just a reminder, there are two showings tonight

    6:15pm
    8:30 pm

    The theatre will clear between showings and to let next group in.
    Double-check your confirmed time on Bloor site. Enjoy the night!

    October 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! I am planning to go to the second showing at 8:15pm since I can't make it at 6pm. Sorry to miss most of you!

    October 9, 2013

  • Patrick J. F.

    Looking forward to an interesting event!

    October 6, 2013

  • Geri S.

    Looking forward to it. Thanks

    October 3, 2013

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