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Part 1 of 3: Watch "Earth-The Operators Manual" followed by a Panel Discussion

The location has been moved to "Buder Commons".  See below for directions and parking.
http://www.maryville.edu/location/buder-commons/

Climate Reality St. Louis is collaborating with the "Green Speaker Series" and Maryville University to show the 3-part movie "Earth: The Operators Manual". Each of the 60 minute movies will be followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A.

The first panel will include Dr. Jack Fishman, head of SLU's Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Dr. Kyra Krakos from St. Louis Botanical Gardens and Maryville U and Dr. David Titley, Deputy Under Secretary for Operations at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  Dr. Titley will join via Skype.

Maryville will be publicizing this event so we expect a good sized crowd. Please be sure to invite your social network - including those that have not yet accepted human caused climate change.

This will be the first of the 3 showings at Maryville. The remaining two movies will be shown in late Oct and mid Nov (each will be posted as separate meetups after the dates are confirmed).

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  • Johann N. B.

    I saw that the discussion following the film was being recorded, and I wonder if the recording will be available for viewing/review?

    October 4, 2013

    • Dirk M.

      Yes, it will be posted to YouTube, probably in a couple of weeks. I'll post here when it happens.

      October 4, 2013

    • Dirk M.

      The video is available at http://www.youtube.co...­

      October 16, 2013

  • Ryan

    Was anyone else (besides the guy who asked the first question) bothered by Dr. Titley's comment about how we will never change to save the Polar Bears? I've always been annoyed that humanity's general view is that problems aren't worth solving unless they directly affect our species. We need a better appreciation for biodiversity!

    October 3, 2013

    • Larry L

      I was not bothered at all, in fact, he handled it perfectly! Effective speakers know the audience they are trying to reach. The entire ETOM series is designed to engage political conservatives - thus the appeal to National Security, national pride, economic competitiveness and morals.

      For political conservatives, the "Polar Bear lovers" are the whacko environmentalists. The "Green on the outside, Red on the inside" liberals that want to raise our taxes and steal our freedoms. Most political conservatives could care less about polar bears, however, they do care about their children. Thus Dr. Titely's statement were absolutely on right for the target audience. He's a professional guys. He words were chosen very carefully and for a very good reason.

      October 4, 2013

  • Larry L

    The speakers were perfect - hitting on all the key points in an engaging and interesting manner. It would be hard to leave that presentation with any doubts about the challenge AGW presents us.

    October 4, 2013

  • Johann N. B.

    I just read tonight on a French news site (though it's no surprise) that the koala is on the list of charismatic creatures at risk of extinction, doubtless due to drought and fires in its eucalyptus forest habitat. Who can forget the image of the Aussie firefighter sharing water from his canteen with a parched koala?

    1 · October 4, 2013

    • Johann N. B.

      What is our life-style worth, if and when we realize the impacts we've had on these sentient species ?

      October 4, 2013

  • Johann N. B.

    I agree with both Ryan and with Dr. Titley, though perhaps I took Dr. Titley's comment a little differently. As I see it, unless we do correct course by reducing our carbon footprint both quickly and decisively, many forms of life may/will be lost to climate change.

    October 3, 2013

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