Monday was busy with a meeting with licensing about wheelchair accessible taxis, a couple of hours about housing and a Green Party councillors meeting ahead of the AGM at the District Council this Thursday......the last meeting finished so I missed Transition Stroud's showing of the film 'Do the Math' in Stroud last night - I was delighted to find it on YouTube and watched it - well worth a look to see where we are with climate change - depressing and inspiring - double click on film to open in YouTube....
Do the Math: A Movie to Spark a Movement - Join the Movement at http://www.350.org
Click on read more to see the text about the film:
The fossil fuel industry is killing us.
have five times the amount of coal, gas and oil that is safe to burn --
and they are planning on burning it all. Left to their own devices,
they'll push us past the brink of cataclysmic disaster -- life as we
know it will be irrevocably altered forever. Unless we rise up and fight
Do The Math chronicles follows the climate crusader Bill
McKibben as he works with a rising global movement in a David-vs-Goliath
fight to change the terrifying math of the climate crisis.
growing groundswell of climate activists is going after the fossil fuel
industry directly, energizing a movement like the ones that overturned
the great immoral institutions of the past century, such as Apartheid in
South Africa. The film follows people who are putting their bodies on
the line the Keystone XL Pipeline and leading universities and
institutions to divest in the corporate polluters hellbent on burning
fossil fuels no matter the cost.
The film also features a
veritable who's who of the climate movement including Dr. James Hansen
(Director, NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies), Naomi Klein
(Author, The Shock Doctrine), Lester Brown (President, Earth Policy
Institute), Michael Brune (Executive Director, Sierra Club), Majora
Carter (Founder, Sustainable South Bronx), Jessy Tolkan (Co-Executive
Director of Citizen Engagement Laboratory), Phil Radford (Executive
Director of Greenpeace), James Gustave Speth (Co-Founder of Natural
Resources Defense Council), Mike Tidwell (Executive Director, CCAN), Van
Jones (CNN Correspondent & Author, The Green Collar Economy), Bobby
Kennedy Jr. (President, Waterkeeper Alliance ), among others.