OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University will host a special screening of the documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” on Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. Following the presentation, assistant geography professor Daniel Bedford will lead a discussion about the film and environmental issues.
The screening and discussion will be held in the Lindquist Lecture Hall of the Kimball Visual Arts Center on WSU’s Ogden campus.
Event organizers hope the presentation will raise awareness of environmental issues and promote increased recycling on campus and throughout the community.
“We have to be concerned about the natural environment because we depend on it for survival,” Bedford said. “There are basic ecological services that the natural environment provides, without which we wouldn’t be able to survive.”
Bedford explained that Utah is especially vulnerable to environmental issues such as climate change, or global warming, because of the importance of the ski industry and snow as a source of water.
The film “An Inconvenient Truth,” released in 2006, features former United States Vice President Al Gore making a presentation about climate change, specifically global warming. Both Gore and Paramount Classics, the film’s distributor, have pledged proceeds from the film to further educational campaigns about climate change.
The event, which is free to the public, is co-sponsored by the university’s College of Science and the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics. Refreshments will be served.
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