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Live Presentation of the Slideshow "An Inconvenient Truth" in Wimberley.
A non-political presentation of the science and effects of global warming.
2 to 4 PM
Sunday, March 4, 2007
Wimberley Methodist Church

What a difference policy makes! This is the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Most Wimberley area residents who are here by choice are very likely environmentalists at heart. Surely most agree that it's best to breathe clean air and combat global warming.

While global warming is a hotly-debated subject, what everyone on both sides can agree upon is that, if real, it's a very bad thing.

If you, or someone you know, has avoided the Oscar-winning film, shoving the documentary into a corner reserved for "political statements," it  will be especially helpful to see this presentation by Colin Rowan, Director of Communication, Environmental Defense. The information presented succeeds at cutting through the clutter surrounding global warming and is informative and enlightening.

Departure in temperature from the 1961 - 1990 average in degrees Celsius. The orange line shows the rate of increase.

Retaining many natural features, the Hill Country area is an excellent place to view first-hand the effects of environmental and climate change. Most residents believe strongly in the preservation of these gifts, which may be why many have chosen to live here.

Texans are known for a no-nonsense attitude often exhibited as the ability to look the facts in the face and cope with challenges. The natural resources in the area are a gift deserving of protection and stewardship, especially clear to more and more people as we learn to appreciate them and see them slipping away. Wimberley and the surrounding area enjoys an unusual number of local experts about how our fragile ecosystem works and can be sustained.

If the vast majority of the world’s scientists are right in the February 2007 report (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16904988/), we have just ten years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet into a tail-spin of epic destruction involving extreme weather, floods, droughts, epidemics and killer heat waves beyond anything we have ever experienced. A catastrophe we have helped create.

We can also begin changing the gloomy forecast. Come see how, and bring your friends!




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