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Earth Day Film Series
April 10, 2021 - April 30, 2021
Wyoming Rising Earth Day Film Series
This year we offer four inspiring and profound films in honor of Earth Day. We hope this series helps raise awareness of the threat of climate change and global warming and inspires you to take steps toward protection of our Blue Planet.
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The Truth About Climate Change, with David Attenborough
Scientists explore the impact of climate change and what could happen if global warming exceeds 1.5 degrees. Discover how the latest innovations and technology are posing potential solutions and what individuals can do to prevent further damage.
In this two-hour special, renowned paleontologist Kirk Johnson takes us on an epic adventure through time at the polar extremes of our planet. Following a trail of strange fossils found in all the wrong places—beech trees in Antarctica, hippo-like mammals in the Arctic—Johnson uncovers the bizarre history of the poles, from miles-high ice sheets to warm polar forests teeming with life. What caused such dramatic changes at the ends of the Earth? And what can the past reveal about our planet’s climate today—and in the future?
Peril and Promise: The Challenge of Climate Change
While climate change encompasses the potential for devastating consequences, including physical destruction, economic disruption, even an impact on our national security, it also has the potential to foster a new era of scientific innovation, clean energy technologies, and creative policy solutions.
82-year-old retired Chicagoland engineer Jim Goodman and his wife Annie are alarmed about the ever more severe climate change crisis, and know their generation has failed to adequately address it. With the environmental clock ticking, the Goodmans enlist the aid of some equally concerned young people to unleash their creativity and usher in a new generation of climate change problem-solvers. The Power of Us underscores the urgency of the climate crisis and shows the power of an intergenerational, collaborative movement to fight climate change, with youth leading the charge into the future.
It Can Be Done
In summer 2018, ESA (European Space Agency) joined with the musician Vangelis and the family of scientist Prof. Stephen Hawking to beam a message marking his passing to the nearest black hole. On 22 April 2020, Earth Day, we transmitted this poignant message to all of planet Earth – as a message of hope, to say that, by working together, we can overcome this crisis and others facing humankind.