Reminder: Natural Resources documentary night on climate change this Thursday

Official "Disruption" movie poster | Courtesy image
Official "Disruption" movie poster | Courtesy image

The School of Natural Resources is hosting its second documentary movie night featuring the film “Disruption” from 7 to 9 p.m. March 2 at Hardin Hall Auditorium, 3310 Holdrege St., Lincoln. The free event is open to the public.

Snacks will be available for purchase, and parking will be provided in Hardin Hall parking lot. The event is sponsored by the SNR Community Engagement Committee.

The film, a 2014 advocacy documentary, examines climate change and the rising movement to combat it. It presents commentary from well-known climate, political and societal experts, including James Hansen, climatologist at Columbia University; Naomi Oreskes, history of science and Earth and planetary sciences professor at Harvard; Van Jones, activist and commentator; Bill McKibben, educator and environmentalist; and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, of Rhode Island; among others. It also features behind-the-scenes footage of efforts to organize The People’s Climate March, the largest climate rally in history that was held in conjunction with the UN world climate summit in 2014.

A panel discussion with SNR natural resource faculty will follow the viewing. People will be invited to explore deeper the topic of climate change and will be asked to examine biases presented in the film.

“This is the story of our unique moment in history,” the film’s website states. “We are living through an age of tipping points and rapid social and planetary change. We’re the first generation to feel the impacts of climate disruption, and the last generation that can do something about it. The film enlarges the issue beyond climate impacts and makes a compelling call for bold action that is strong enough to tip the balance to build a clean energy future.”

For more information on the film, click here.

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