The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

September 20, 2013

National climate change education event is Oct. 3


The Clinton Herald

---- — CLINTON — The Sisters of St. Francis Center for Active Nonviolence and Peacemaking is showing the film Chasing Ice, Thursday, Oct. 3.

The event will start at 7 p.m. in The Canticle, 841 13th Ave. North, Clinton.

This event, which celebrates the Feast of St. Francis, is free and open to the public. CANV will join hundreds of other Catholic parishes, schools and colleges around the country by participating in the nationwide awareness campaign, “Melting Ice, Mending Creation: A Catholic Approach to Climate Change.” The film will be followed by a facilitated discussion with information on steps citizens can take in response to climate change and the environment.

In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk.

Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.

See more at: http://www.chasingice.com

There is an urgency as predictions of a warming planet are now becoming reality, as people around the world are experiencing increased drought, wildfire, flooding, food and water stresses, disease and population displacement.

“We believe the event will help people to better understand the real consequences of global climate change,” stated CANV co-coordinator Laura Anderson. “We hope it will inspire people to make decisions more consciously by reflecting on the consequences of lifestyles choices on human beings and all of creation.”

For more information, about this event, contact Anderson at 242-7611.