The film will be followed by a talk from Ellen Gibson of 350.org on fossil fuel divestment.
350.org was formed in the United States in 2008, and has since grown to be a worldwide movement of people concerned about global warming, and taking action against it. One of the group’s founders is Bill McKibben, who wrote one of the first books on global warming for the general public.
The number 350 means climate safety: 350.org say that we need to reduce the CO2 in the atmosphere from >400 parts per million to 350 or fewer to have a chance of stabilising or even reversing the effects of global warming.
“When we started organising in 2008, we saw climate change as the most important issue facing humanity — but climate action was mired in politics and all but stalled. We didn’t know how to fix things, but we knew that one missing ingredient was a climate movement that reflected the scale of the crisis,” they say.
The Croydon Friends of the Earth April meeting starts at 7.30pm and will be in the Church Lounge round the back of the East Croydon United Reformed Church in Addiscombe Grove, near East Croydon station, which is easily reached by train, tram or bus. There is wheelchair access.
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