Volunteers will show an award-winning movie on global warming and its effects on the world’s glaciers in Oak Ridge on Wednesday evening.
The movie “Chasing Ice” was filmed by Jeff Balog, a photojournalist working for National Geographic, a press release said. It will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Social Hall of the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church.
Balog filmed the movie in the “stunningly beautiful and dangerously challenging Artic landscape, in search of the truth about global warming and its effects on the world’s glaciers,” the press release said. Released in 2012, “Chasing Ice” received the Excellence in Cinematography Award from the Sundance Film Festival.
“Ninety seven percent of scientists agree that manmade climate change is real, and is happening now,” the release said. “A majority of Americans accept the science of climate change, but many do not fully understand its impacts. Jeff Balog himself was once a skeptic, until he saw firsthand how the warming planet is losing ice, even in the planet’s most brutally cold lands.”
The movie is being presented free of charge by the Citizen’s Climate Coalition of ORUUC and Organizing for Action. The film showing will be followed by a climate change discussion, the release said.
The Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church is at 1500 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
There will also be a showing at 6 p.m. Wednesday starting at 6 pm at the SEEED facility at 1617 Dandridge Ave. in Knoxville.
For more information, contact Todd Waterman at (865) 457-4001 or go to the Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/362737333871128/?source=1.