Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Warming Trend

A couple of notable events coming up locally on the global warming front.

First up, is this Friday's Cooling the Panic Over Warming Event sponsored by Senate District 42. The evening will feature former U.S. Senator Rudy Boschwitz, Jason Lewis, and Dennis Avery. Avery is the co-author of Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years and we interviewed him on the NARN last March. Tickets are still available.

Last Spring, the City of St. Louis Park showed Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" at the City's Westwood Hills Nature Center. You may remember that this raised my dander a might and I lobbied city leaders to offer an alternative point of view on the matter.

Now, the efforts have finally paid off. Next Saturday, October 13th Westwood Hills Nature will present:

Movie: The Great Global Warming Swindle

Ages 12 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Westwood Hills Nature Center will continue its conversation with the community about global warming this fall by presenting the film, "The Great Global Warming Swindle." The film shows an alternate viewpoint to the one presented in the showing of "An Inconvenient Truth" earlier this year. The city hopes the films will foster a balanced community dialogue on the topic of global warming. This documentary was produced by Martin Durkin and argues against the scientific opinion that human activity is the main cause of global warming. The movie is 90 minutes long with a discussion to follow the movie.

Saturday, Oct. 13, 3 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave.
Activity # 3731
Registration deadline: when programs is filled

I'd strongly encourage people to turn out for the showing even if you have seen the movie before. Reports said that the turnout for the showing of "An Inconvenient Truth" was quite modest and it would be great to have a decent sized crowd on hand to see an alternative viewpoint presented. They say politics is all about showing up and the debate over global warming has a huge political component to it. Show up if you can.

1 comment:

DAV said...

You must be very proud.