Before the Flood – a Leo Di Caprio film about the climate crisis.
At The Friends Quaker Meeting House, Bath Place, Taunton: Monday 30th January (7.30pm)
This is highly recommended viewing for all who are concerned about the climate crisis and the perennial issue of how to widen public engagement. Di Caprio talks with Barack Obama, climate scientists and others in the field. He is confronted with the view that it all hinges on whether the rich world can curb its consumption.
There is much we can learn from the film – all the more so, knowing now that it did not have the intended effect on the USA election and that climate denialism is part of the new administration’s policy.
There will be time after the screening to discuss what we all think and feel about this production and about climate communication in a world of anti-science, post truth politics. This is an opportunity for us to do some thinking about our options, following a year in which reason, responsibility and care for the future lost a lot of ground.
This event has been arranged by Taunton Transition Town, Transition Athelney, Wivy Climate Action, Transition Wellington
Admission is free, but we will ask for a small donation to allow us to cover our costs.