Climate Emergency Film Club (CME)

Event Dates: November 17, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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Everyone has heard about global warming, but few understand how environmental feedback loops amplify the warming even further. With captivating illustrations and interviews with leading climate scientists, this 5-part science documentary and panel discussion series explores how human activity is setting off Earth’s own warming loops that are pushing the climate to a point of no return—from the melting ice and snow in the Arctic to the atmospheric jet stream to the thawing of permafrost—and what we can do to stop them.

Join Physicians for Social Responsibility Pennsylvania for five intriguing panel discussions over the next six months as we delve into the Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops.

CME, CEU and CEs available.

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The world’s forests are responsible for removing a quarter of all human carbon emissions from the atmosphere and are essential for cooling the planet. But that fraction is shrinking as the three major forests of the world — tropical, boreal, and temperate — succumb to the effects of climate feedback loops. The resulting tree dieback threatens to tip forests from net carbon absorbers to net carbon emitters, heating rather than cooling the planet.

Speakers: Michael Coe, PhD (Tropics Program Director and Senior Scientist, Woodwell Climate Research Center), Beverly Law, PhD (Professor Emeritus, College of Forestry, Oregon State University) and Susan Masino, PhD (Vernon D. Roosa Professor of Applied Science, Trinity College)

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