Steamboat library to screen film highlighting climate change and how to do more
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — When President Donald Trump first mentioned leaving the Paris Climate Agreement, protesters rose up across America.
When the Trump administration held true to its word and withdrew in June 2017, some cities pushed back by promising to continue their own efforts — with or without the federal government’s backing.
This discussion and debate set the backdrop for the film “Paris to Pittsburgh,” which Bud Werner Memorial Library will screen Monday, April 15.
“Climate change is the single biggest issue that will affect all our lives,” library Adult Programs Coordinator Jennie Lay said.
The film aims to inspire viewers to take action by showing them what is at stake if nothing is done.
“It touches upon a changing environment, weather, national security, how we get our energy … landscapes that will cease to exist with rising seas, ski seasons that may disappear, droughts that will ravage the West, storms that will flood the Midwest, species that will go extinct due to habitat loss, warming oceans that can alter the jet stream — it goes on and on,” Lay said.
The documentary is narrated by Emmy and Golden Globe winner Rachel Brosnahan, known for her role as Midge Maisel in Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” series. Her voice helps filmmakers Sideny Beaumont and Michael Bonfiglio explain how, even in the midst of the U.S. changing course, leaders across the country are continuing to hold true to the promises made.
“When we have the opportunity to screen a new documentary that deals with our nation pulling out of Paris, an international agreement to tackle the major hurdles of climate change, it’s our duty to continue the conversation,” Lay said.
“Paris to Pittsburgh” will screen from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 15, in Library Hall, 1289 Lincoln Ave. The screening is free, and Lay encourages everyone who can to come see the film.
“Bring your kids. Absolutely everyone needs to know this stuff and take action,” Lay said.
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