“Before the Flood” film about global warming

    April 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church
    4625 E River Rd
    Tucson, AZ 85718

    Sunday, April 8th, 5:00 pm in the Community Center. As before, we’ll have a potluck dinner, so please bring a dish to share.

    Before the Flood (2016, 96 minutes, PG) Leonardo DiCaprio

    “Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction. He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news. ”

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


    1. Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is appointed UN Messenger for Peace and embarked on a world tour to study climate change and discovered what we know about fossil fuels, mining extraction, rise of CO2, Arctic ice receding, rising sea levels, air pollution, extreme weather fluctuations, coral reefs dying. He interviewed famous scientists across the globe, including Sec. of State John Kerry and US President Barack Obama, and even meets Pope Francis at the Vatican. DiCaprio calls for immediate action worldwide, but are we too late? This film was made 2 years ago. The possibility of a carbon tax is explored and he gives examples of some countries that are leaders in climate sustainability such as Denmark and Sweden.

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