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Post-election processing AND showing of Years of Living Dangerously

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  • Come join us for our final meeting of Earth Mama Meetup Night in 2016: Monday, December 12 at 7pm.

    As we are orienting ourselves to the election results and other painful current events, we thought it would be good time to come together, get to know each other, share our concerns and thoughts about moving forward. Awareness and action focused on climate change is more important now than ever. We will have a showing followed be a facilitated discussion about our thoughts, feelings, and next steps.  

    We’ll watch the kick-off episode of the Emmy Award winning documentary series Years of Living Dangerously. This Showtime series features dramatic firsthand accounts from people who have been affected by climate change, reported by some of Hollywood’s biggest stars and leading national news journalists who travel around the world to highlight the effects of global warming and what people are doing to find solutions for it. 

    Episode 1, "Dry Season features three compelling stories:

    (1) Don Cheadle reports on the severe droughts in the Southwest United States, following scientist and devout Christian, Katharine Hayhoe, as she speaks to religious audiences about the connection between extreme weather and climate change;

    (2) Harrison Ford visits Indonesia to learn how slash-and-burn deforestation, driven by the global appetite for products like palm oil and paper, contributes a large portion of the world's carbon emissions; and 

    (3) Thomas Friedman investigates how drought contributed to the civil war in Syria.

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