An Introduction to Climate Change: a live, updated presentation of the slideshow featured in the movie ‘An Inconvenient Truth’

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George E. Pake Auditorium 2007-03-08

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An Introduction to Climate Change: a live, updated presentation of the slideshow featured in the movie ‘An Inconvenient Truth’

The conclusion drawn from decades of research by hundreds of climate scientists across the world is that global warming is occurring, and human activity (specifically, the production of greenhouse gases from fossil fuels) is the major contributing factor. Changes in the global climate are already dramatically affecting people worldwide, and left unchecked, the effects of these changes will become more and more pronounced. Right now, there is a window of time in which to act to prevent the worst effects of the climate crisis, and there are many steps that every one of us can take to increase our energy efficiency and move toward building the responsible, sustainable civilization of tomorrow.

The Climate Project is a movement to educate and engage both citizens and governments in an effort to solve the growing climate crisis. As a non-profit group, we work to make the public aware of the urgency, impact and need for action to confront global warming through education, research and citizen action programs. The Climate Project's first initiative, sponsored by Participant Productions, Inc. was the training of 1,000 lecturers to deliver the slide presentation developed by The Hon. Al Gore and reflected in the book and award-winning Paramount Films documentary, An Inconvenient Truth.

The presentation will cover some basic climate science as well as several of the key findings that demonstrate the presence and extent of global climate change. Specific, up-to-date examples and possible future consequences of climate change are elaborated. The presentation concludes by examining the societal forces that have contributed to the climate crisis, followed by some prescriptions for solutions at both the national and individual level.

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