Decoding the Weather Machine

Saturday, August 18, 1 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Disastrous hurricanes. Widespread droughts and wildfires. Withering heat. Extreme rainfall. It is hard not to conclude that something’s up with the weather, and many scientists agree. It’s the result of the weather machine itself—our climate—changing, becoming hotter and more erratic. In this two-hour documentary, NOVA will cut through the confusion around climate change. Why do scientists overwhelmingly agree that our climate is changing, and that human activity is causing it? How and when will it affect us through the weather we experience? And what will it take to bend the trajectory of planetary warming toward more benign outcomes? Join scientists around the world on a quest to better understand the workings of the weather and climate machine we call Earth, and discover how we can be resilient—even thrive—in the face of enormous change.

The Evanston Public Library is happy to host the screening and partner with Citizens’ Greener Evanston for a discussion following the film.

Run Time: 113 Minutes

1703 Orrington Ave. Evanston, IL

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