Climate Change is the focus of the the Environmental Showcase at the Annapolis Film Festival.
The Showcase features a compelling documentary followed by two strong short films, plus a distinguished panel of experts to discuss the issues and implications they raise. The panel is moderated by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Executive Director Al Todd.
Climate: A Few Degrees Less is directed by Thierry Robert. Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute, has a mission: he wants to keep the world temperature from rising by more than two degrees Celsius before 2050. If the temperature rises more than these two degrees, the Earth is bound to experience climate-caused disasters. How can scientists organize and compel governments around the globe to act before it's too late?
Ocean Stories: Greg Stone is directed by Patrick Creadon. While recounting the deep sea exploration adventures of his youth, marine biologist and conservationist Dr. Greg Stone presents a cautionary view of the future of our fragile ocean ecosystem.
The Last Bay Scallop? is directed by John Stanton. The waters of Nantucket Bay contain the last commercially viable bay scallop fishery on the East Coast. No one contests that the harvest is in decline. With the loss of the scallops' eel grass habitat, fishermen and scientists alike fight to protect this cultural and economic staple, so vital to the island's heritage.
Panelists includes Tiffany Hartung, Manager, Maryland Climate Coalition, National Wildlife Federation; Jeffrey Eckel, Chairman, CEO and President, Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc.; Patrick Thompson, President and CEO, EnergyWorks Group. John Stanton, Director of The Last Bay Scallop? will be on hand for Q&A.
The Environmental Showcase is sponsored through the generous support of Hannon Armstrong, providing debt and equity financing to the energy efficiency and renewable energy markets; Laura Ricciardelli and David Watt, and Dick and Dorothy D'Amato are sponsoring the panel. Nancy Hammond Editions will be displaying artwork with environmental themes throughout the Showcase.
The Environmental Showcase is Friday, April 1, 2:00 pm at St. Anne's Parish House on Duke of Gloucester Street. AnnapolisFilmFestival.com for tickets and information.