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Village Surrey Gets Ready to “Do the Math”

The Village Surrey Transition Initiative presents a free public screening of “Do the Math” on Wednesday, July 17, 2013.

The screening takes place at the Surrey City Centre Library, 10350 University Drive, in the Dr. Ambedkar Room, 4th Floor. Doors open at 6:00pm, screening starts at 6:30pm. The screening will be followed by a community dialogue on climate change and local opportunities to be part of the solution.

Do The Math Poster

“Do the Math” is a powerful movie by Bill McKibben and 350.org.

For McKibben, the impetus for this movie was a series of reports that laid out the terrifying new math of the climate crisis. To keep global warming below 2°Celsius, a target the United States and nearly every other country on Earth has agreed to, scientists say we can emit roughly 500 more gigatons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. The fossil fuel industry, however, has over 2700 gigatons of CO2 stored in their reserves, more than five times too much.

“What this math shows is that the fossil fuel industry is a rogue industry,” said McKibben. “You can have a healthy fossil-fuel balance sheet, or a relatively healthy planet – but now that we know the numbers, it looks like you can’t have both.”

This event is organized by the Village Surrey Transition Initiative and co-sponsored by Surrey Libraries and the Surrey Urban Farmers Market.

More information about the “Do the Math” movie can be found at http://math.350.org/. More information about the global Transition Town Movement can be found at www.transitionnetwork.org.

For more information about the local Village Surrey Transition Initiative and the Village Surrey Movie Night Series, contact David Dalley at davidanderin@dalley.ca or (604) 502-8661.

More info: http://https://www.facebook.com/events/627446467279388/

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