[HCCN] Fwd: A story of planetary proportions (feature TV film series on climate change)

Dick Atlee atlee at umd.edu
Mon Apr 7 20:11:50 EDT 2014

350.org a few hours ago sent out a notice (below) on a 9-part intense TV 
series on climate change, focusing on effects on individual people and 
starring a bunch of heavy-hitter celebrities (Arnold, Harrison, etc). 
The trailer does get your blood pressure up. The first episode (Sunday, 
April 13) will be on YouTube. Sadly, the subsequent 8 will only be on 
the Showtime channel (which I don't get).

350.org is hoping, by this announcement, to encourage people to organize 
watching parties for that first show. Maybe some of you can. Here in 
Maine, there are none as of yet.

(I've corrected the tracking links.)

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	A story of planetary proportions.
Date: 	Mon, 7 Apr 2014 20:20:16 +0000

Dear friends,

Have you ever thought that the movement to fight climate change needs to
get WAY bigger?

Good news: on Sunday, a new TV show is coming out that might just get a
huge number of people connecting dots on climate change.

Check out the epic trailer for the show:

It’s called “Years of Living Dangerously”, and it’s shaping up to be a
pretty big deal. It’s got some big stars (Harrison Ford, Don Cheadle),
is being produced by James Cameron (who made Avatar and Titanic), and
tells a story of planetary proportions: the story of the climate crisis.
The first of nine episodes is coming out on April 13th, and the buzz is
really starting to build.

This is one of those moments you want to seize, so we’re going big and
launching a day of watch-parties on Sunday, April 13th. All over the
country, in living rooms and libraries, we’ll gather to watch the show,
join a live web-chat afterwards, and talk about where we can go from here.

To make this work, we need people like you to step up and host an event.
It’s pretty easy -- the first episode is being streamed for free on
YouTube (future episodes will be on Showtime), so all you need is a way
to display it and a place for folks to gather and watch it.

Can you help out by hosting a local watch-party on April 13th?

Yes, I'm interested in hosting an event!

I can’t host an event, but I’d like to join one near me.

At 350.org, we’re working on a lot of big climate campaigns:
the Reject and Protect action in DC to stop the Keystone XL pipeline on 
April 26th,
the fast-growing Fossil Free divestment campaign,
plus hundreds of vitally important local and regional struggles across 
the country.

All of these efforts have one thing in common: the more people that join
them, the stronger this movement becomes. This show, “The Years of
Living Dangerously”, has the potential to get a LOT of new folks
thinking about the climate crisis.

So, let’s harness this moment

With gratitude,

Anna for the 350.org team

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