Earlier this week, our Transition Longmeadow group plus some other First Church members watched the first episode of Showtime’s “Years of Living Dangerously” in the Buxton Room. It is well done, powerful, and instructive. I especially liked the section addressing how scientists might be able to talk with the more evangelical churches. The other three messages of the series are, as distilled by Environmental Defense Fund membership director Sam Perry:
- There isn’t a corner on the globe not already impacted by climate change. The first episode takes viewers from the Texas Panhandle to the Indonesian rainforests to the deadly conflict in Syria. The devastating climate crisis is already hurting communities around the world—and it’s only getting worse.
- Ordinary people will need a lot of help as the climate crisis deepens. Just ask the millions of Syrian refugees. Or the Texas cattle ranchers. Or the people of Indonesia working to protect their forests.
- Many more people need to understand what’s happening. There is still way too much confusion and denial out there—the climate debate has been polarized for long enough and we need a much broader awareness of how serious this crisis is.
More information & an opportunity to view the first episode of this remarkable 9 part series can be found here in the Environmental Defense Fund’s website. You can also watch this video here on Showtime’s official website. Please tune in to watch this important video. You can also sign up to host a local viewing party here.
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