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Climate Refugees Film

Sustainable North Grenville presents…
A Summer Movie Series

Over the summer months Sustainable North Grenville is showing a series of three documentary movies at the branch restaurant.

The series continues on July 9th with our second movie “Climate Refugees”; the first feature film to explore in-depth the global human impact of climate change and its serious destabilizing effect on international politics. The film turns the distant concept of global warming into a concrete human problem with enormous worldwide consequences.

Experts predict that by mid-century hundreds of millions of people will be uprooted as a result of sea level rise and an increase in extreme weather events, droughts and desertification. Little is being done to plan for the potential mass migration of millions of refugees who will be forced to cross national borders. According to the UN, there are already more environmental refugees in the world than political or religious refugees. The Pentagon now considers climate change a national security risk and the phrase “climate wars” is now commonly used in war-rooms.

The filmmakers traveled the world for nearly 3 years to document the impact of climate change, witnessing inhabitants of countries forced to leave their homes by climatic events with little or no protection. The film features a variety of leading scientists, relief workers, security consultants, and major political figures, including John Kerry and Newt Gingrich. All make a strong case that, whether human-caused or a product of nature, the changing climate is already creating humanitarian disasters and will inevitably lead to worldwide political instability.

Howard Burns, Editor, Moving Pictures Magazine: “‘Climate Refugees’ is an important film that should be seen no matter what one’s views are on the effects of climate change the world over. Not only are there people in this world who are already feeling the devastating toll of this supremely important issue, but after watching Michael Nash’s eye-opening documentary, you quickly begin to understand that our own national security is threatened by events happening both within and outside our borders. Nash has raised a very dark red flag; now, it is up to all of us to heed his warning.”

Sustainable North Grenville’s events are open to everyone! Snacks (NO buffet for the summer), coffee, tea and a cash bar will be available. Bring a friend along, relax, enjoy the show, share your perspectives – Monday, July 9th at 6.30pm for 7pm start at the branch restaurant. We look forward to seeing you there!