SR Film: CALL OF LIFE: FACING THE MASS EXTINCTION

February 2020 SR Movie

CALL OF LIFE: FACING THE MASS EXTINCTION

When:  Wednesday, February 12, 7 pm  

Where: Peacock Hall

Sustainable Rossmoor’s next film will focus on the essential nature of biodiversity and how we can help maintain it.
This film, CALL OF LIFE: FACING THE MASS EXTINCTION, will be immediately followed by two speakers from the Center for a Biological Diversity.

Our Film

CALL OF LIFE investigates the growing threat to earth’s life-support systems from the loss of biodiversity. If current trends continue, scientists warn that half or more of all plant and animal species on Earth will become extinct within the next few decades. Call of Life investigates the scope, the causes, and the predicted effects of this unprecedented loss of life.  It also looks deeper, at the ways both culture and psychology have helped to create and perpetuate the situation. The film not only tells the story of a crisis in nature, but also in human nature, a crisis more complex and threatening than anything human beings have ever faced before.

60 minutes, with captions.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/csqJ_ULmQL8

Our Speakers:  Chase Martin and Maureen Forney

Maureen Forney
Chase Martin

will share information about solutions and actions to take, and legal battles that have been successful. Chase has a professional background in Historic Preservation and lobbying.  She worked with the Center for Biological Diversity on last year‘s petition drive to save the Endangered Species Act.  Maureen is a Certified California Naturalist and volunteers with both the Center for Biological Diversity (www.biologicaldiversity.org) and Great Old Broads for Wilderness (www.greatoldbroads.org).

The Center for Biological Diversity

The CBD is an international nonprofit organization. CBD promotes legal actions, global policy advocacy, and scientific studies. CBD’s creative media arm focuses on protecting the lands, waters and climate species need to survive. Working to secure a future for all species of animals and plants, great and small, these advocates want those who come after us to inherit a world where the wild is still alive.

If current trends continue, scientists warn half or more of all plant and animal species on Earth will become extinct within the next few decades. In the words of the famous biologist Paul Ehrlich, “When we wipe out populations and species of other organisms, we’re sawing off the limb we’re sitting on”.

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