Environmental Film Series -- Before the Flood
The School of Environment and Natural Resources & Office of Energy and Environment invite you to the Spring 2017 Environmental Film Series, with lively discussions led by leading OSU and local experts. This showing is “Before the Flood,” a climate/environmental film featuring actor/activist Leonardo DiCaprio with Bryan Mark, PhD, geography professor and State Climatologist; and Heather Taylor-Miesle, Executive Director, Ohio Environmental Council.
Free free pizzas and beverages @ 6:45.
This public offering is also a Spring 2017 course offering through ENR 4193 Section 32330 and ENR 6193 Section 34528.
Complete sign up by Friday, January 13th for an independent study course by attending the six films/discussions and writing essays afterwards. Syllabus at go.osu.edu/enr-4193 and go.osu.edu/enr-6193. Consult your faculty advisor to determine how this 1-credit course may meet requirements for your major.
Instructor: David Hanselmann (email@example.com or 614-247-1908)
A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet.
If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know? Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction. He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news.
From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award-winning actor, environmental activist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent the disruption of life on our planet. Beyond the steps we can take as individuals, the film urges viewers to push their elected officials in supporting the use of alternative energy sources such as solar and wind power. “We need everyone to demand bold action from their political leaders and to elect representatives who have their best interests at heart, not the interests of corporations to perpetuate a cycle of greed and destruction,” says DiCaprio. “This documentary shows how interconnected the fate of all humanity is — but also the power we all possess as individuals to build a better future for our planet.”