Former Vice President and Presidential Candidate in the United States, Al Gore, has won two Oscars for his documentary on global warming: An Inconvenient Truth. This film is having a special showing at the Canterbury Environment Centre, St. Alphege's Lane, Canterbury, on Thursday 26th April at 7.30pm.
Dr Geoff Meaden comments: "With the release this week of another report by the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change, this time indicating that change is increasing at a faster rate than previously thought, it becomes even more important that every one of us plays our part in combating this modern scourge. Failure to do so will result in increasing climatic disasters, and these will hit the poor in the developing world especially hard. Al Gore's film, which we believe has not be screened publicly in Canterbury before, provides a wealth background information and thought provoking facts."
Dr Hazel Dawe, Chair of Kent Green Party, comments: "It is rare to see any documentary that is simultaneously compelling, personal and devastating in its evidence and images. Since 1970, as the documentary demonstrates, temperature and carbon dioxide levels have risen globally. Global temperatures and carbon dioxide levels have already reached levels higher than at any time in the last 650,000 years. This is far beyond natural fluctuations over the same period. We are heading for a global temperature rise of about 6 degrees centigrade by 2100(1), meaning temperatures at the Poles may be twice this figure and areas of extreme heat in large continents will create new deserts."
FURTHER INFORMATION: Dr Geoff Meaden on 01227 456806. Contact address as above. Donations may be made to Canterbury Green Party and to the Environment Centre at this event
1. See Mayer Hillman and Tina Fawcett (Policy Studies Institute) How we can save the Planet (Penguin, 2004). See also: Mark Lynas Six Degrees (Fourth Estate, 2007); Paul Brown Global Warning (A&C Black, 2006).