Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Film Showing of Chasing Ice: Climate Change and Our Future

Film Showing of Chasing Ice: Climate Change and Our Future

If you care about the issue of climate change, if you want the real facts, want to know what is at stake, and what you can do; then you will want to attend the showing of Chasing Ice.

Sunday February 16th at 2pm, the Uintarian Universalist of DeKalb Social Justice and Outreach ministry is holding a free, and open to the public showing of the film, followed by a discussion.

This award-winning film was viewed at the White House by President Obama and helps dispel the myths around climate change discussions. Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. The acclaimed photographer, James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change, but through his Extreme Ice Survey, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Chasing Ice reveals Balog’s beautiful multi-year time lapse videos of vanishing glaciers across the Artic, all while delivering hope for our planet. The film was an academy award nominee, and 2012 Sundance film festival winner.

On the weekend of Valentine’s Day, clergy, lay leaders, and other people of faith across the nation will speak and discuss their concern for our planet. The events are being coordinated by Interfaith Power and Light, a religious response to global warming. The showing of the film will be part of the “National Preach-In on Climate Change Weekend.” The event will include an opportunity to join thousands of others around the nation who share a concern for the effects of climate change. “Preach-In postcards (Valentines) to U.S. Senators will be available.

“We want to provide an opportunity for a public showing and a thoughtful discussion about the issue of global warming. So many factors point that this is a crucial time in the history of our planet, and if we don’t address the contributing factors, it may soon be too late to turn back the tide of the changes which are taking place.” said Dan Kenney, organizer of the event.

If you have questions contact, Dan Kenney 815-793-0950, or