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“Ice on Fire” film discussion hosted by St. Columba’s Council for Ecological Discipleship

June 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

“Ice on Fire” film discussion hosted by St. Columba’s Council for Ecological Discipleship is an online discussion of the film and its ecological implications.

Can we reverse climate change? Ice on Fire explores the many ways we reduce carbon inputs to the atmosphere and, more important, how to “draw” carbon down, bringing CO2 out of the atmosphere and thus paving the way for global temperatures to go down. Reversing climate change is urgent, given that the world passed 450 parts per million CO2 in the atmosphere resulting in climate instability across the globe. We have heard the predictions but now climate related events are a daily reality – summer 2022 was the hottest on record, storms are stronger, droughts are longer, the arctic ice is thin or non-existent and Antarctica is melting faster than predicted. Through visiting visionaries and scientists young and old, the film explores the deep hope that we can turn away from the brink. And, just as we figure out drawdown, we face an added complexity, the release of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas in the arctic that is now entering the atmosphere. As the film says: “Is it game over? Or is it game on? As we have at hand, the ability, the capacity, and solutions that can reverse global warming…not mitigate, not reduce, not stabilize, but reverse.’

Executive-produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, HBO’s Ice on Fire takes a look at the devastating potential impact the melting Arctic ice caps will have on the Earth. Through interviews with scientists and experts, the Cannes-selected documentary investigates the fact that methane gases released into the atmosphere from the melting caps will have catastrophic repercussions on the planet. Making plain the urgent need to reduce carbon emissions, the film consults innovative scientists focused on strategies to pull CO2 from the atmosphere, as well as other renewable and sustainable projects, offering up a much-needed but time-sensitive glimmer of hope. Technology got us into this mess, maybe it can get us out of it. This film has a big focus on innovative action and solutions
?Available on HBO, and for rent $2.99 on Amazon, YouTube and Google
When:  Wednesday, June 7, 2023 4-5pm
Where: Online
Cost: Free to participate in discussion


June 7
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT
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Anna Haight