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Do The Math

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Screening November 25, 2013. Produced by 350.org, this rousing documentary covers the rising movement in the United States to change the terrifying math of the climate crisis and challenge the fossil fuel industry. Connecting the dots between extreme weather, climate change and fossil fuel energy, Bill McKibben leads the call for fossil fuel divestment. An event with local climate change activists. USA, 2012, 42min.

'Do the Math' the movie.

It’s simple math: we can emit 565 more gigatons of carbon dioxide and stay below 2°C of warming — anything more than that risks catastrophe for life on earth. The only problem? Burning the fossil fuel that corporations now have in their reserves would result in emitting 2,795 gigatons of carbon dioxide – five times the safe amount.

Fossil fuel companies are planning to burn it all — unless we rise up to stop them. In November 2012, Bill McKibben and 350.org hit the road to build a movement strong enough to change the terrifying math of the climate crisis. The Do the Math Tour was a massive success, with sold out shows in every corner of the country. The USA tour is now over, but the campaign it launched is just getting started and the tour has gone global. See gofossilfree.org

Do The Math movie trailer

View the trailer on youtube at : http://youtu.be/uLr_lfyRfqY

Guests

Climate change activists will lead a discussion about solutions to the problem of fossil fuels and global warming along with

 

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Three important numbers

2°C - All nations agree that's the most warming the earth can handle.
565 - The gigatonnes of carbon that would cause 2°C of warming.
2,765 - The gigatonnes of carbon that companies intend to burn.

 

 

Info and action links

350.org Do The Math website

Elizabeth May at COP19 (19th session of the Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change).
Report from Warsaw - Japan Bails Out on CO2 Emissions Target. Report on the conference by Stephen Leahy.

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Sunshine Coast In Transition Sunshine Coast in Transition is part of a global network that inspires us all to imagine and create a vibrant future that has alternatives to fossil fuels.
We embrace building local resilience which is ecologically sustainable while nurturing and celebrating our community. http://sunshinecoastintransition.wordpress.com/

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Sunshine Coast Regional District Community Energy and Emissions Plan (CEEP). See also the CEEP Fact Sheet.

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