Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Night's Black Bird IV: Should The World Be Sleeping Soundly On This First Night Of Spring 2007?

2007 Earthwatch Institute Film Award

Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.
National Geographic Society, Washington, D.C.

"Will global warming force us to dim the sun artificially? The amount of sunlight reaching Earth is dimming—a surprising fact given the international concern over global warming. As documented by the recipient of this year’s Earthwatch Institute Film Award, Dimming the Sun (UK/2006/56 min), progress has been made in slowing and halting solar dimming after the imposition of pollution controls. However, this progress comes at an ironic price: Evidence is mounting that without pollution, we will lose the cooling effects of global dimming, and accelerate global warming instead. This screening will be introduced by Earthwatch Institute president and CEO Ed Wilson. Director Duncan Copp and producer David Sington will discuss their award-winning work after the screening. They will be joined by Paula S. Apsell, senior executive producer, NOVA/WGBH.

Cosponsored with Earthwatch Institute, an international nonprofit organization that brings science to life for people concerned about the Earth’s future, and presented as part of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital."

Photo courtesy NASA Langley Research Center. With thanks.


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