Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Natural History on the Big Screen – Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops

Archived Webinar

This Zoom webinar discussion of the film series "Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops" aired March 25, 2021, as part of the 2021 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. Watch a recording in the player above.

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In her famous U.N. speech, Greta Thunberg warned about the irreversible chain reactions that are being set in motion by Earth’s rising temperatures, and urged us to listen to the scientists to understand the danger these feedback loops pose.  
 
"Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops" does just that. Told by the world’s top climate scientists in a series of five short films narrated by Richard Gere, "Feedback Loops" asks the urgent question: Are we approaching a point of no return, leading to an uninhabitable Earth, or do we have the vision and the will and the ability to work together to slow, halt, and reverse the feedback loops?
 
The National Museum of Natural History and the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital hosted this Q&A discussion on March 25, 2021, with Dr. Bill Moomaw (Professor Emeritus of International Environmental Policy at the Fletcher School, Tufts University), Dr. Jennifer Francis (Senior Scientist at the Woodwell Climate Research Center; featured in the film), Lake Liao (Hub Coordinator for the Sunrise Movement), and Dr. Nichola Minott (Visiting Scholar in the International Studies Program at Boston College), moderated by Dr. Scott Wing (Research Geologist and Curator of Paleobotany at the National Museum of Natural History).

This program was offered as part of the 2021 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital.

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