Climate Caf screens 'Rollbacks: An Assault Against Life on Earth'

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BRATTLEBORO — The February Climate Caf will screen the video, "Rollbacks: An Assault Against Life on Earth," on Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St.

Organizers of the Climate Caf point to the recent and ongoing fires in Australia as "a heartbreaking demonstration" that climate change is undeniable and catastropic, but they argue that the Trump administration has met this crisis by "systematically and efficiently enacting an alarming number of regulatory rollbacks, reversing past policy progress and putting our very existence at risk."

Through dramatic scenes of drought, wildfires, hurricanes and floods, "Rollbacks" reveals how the Trump administration has been reversing policies that protect the environment - from the Paris Agreement, to regulations on coal, endangered species, the opening of public lands to drilling, to mention but a few. The film talks about "the extremely dire situation we find ourselves in, with less than 8 years, according to the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), to make the changes necessary to avoid the worst consequences of our imminent catastrophe."

Following the 30 minute movie, there will be a discussion that centers around the question: In light of the fact what is depicted in this video is the ultimate crime against humanity, and all other sentient beings, how do we as citizens effect the immediate and comprehensive changes required to avert climate apocalypse when we are opposed by such a hostile and life-subversive national government?

This video is produced and directed by the same people in Woodstock, Vermont who created the previously screened film, "The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism & Community."

The Climate Caf is a project of Post Oil Solutions that periodically convenes on most months. As always, the Cafe is free, and light refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Tim Stevenson at bereal@vermontel.net or 802.869.2141

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