Global Justice This Week

Tuesday, August 22, 11am Sala Quetzal, La Biblioteca Publica, Rejoj 50A, Centro $60

21st Century Climate Challenges - talk

Atahualpa Caldera Sosa, Gregory Diamant & Georgeanne Johnson

One of the major challenges facing us today is climate disruption. The extremes of climate events are getting more extreme (major storms, drought, floods, polar ice caps melting, unprecedented warming, etc.). The science is clear but the solutions are not. What can we do as individual consumers and as political activists to help meet the challenges? How do we keep fossil fuels in the ground? What to do about the release of methane due to the shrinking ice caps? What alternative sources of energy are most promising? Is a planetary catastrophe avoidable?

San Miguel is located in a semi-arid zone with a shrinking water table that is causing arsenic and other undesirable chemicals to leach into our water supply. Can we recharge our water sources? How can we make more efficient use of water in agriculture?


Wednesday, August 23, 1pm Sala Quetzal, La Biblioteca Publica, Rejoj 50A, Centro $60

Before The Flood - film

"If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know? Before the Flood features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction. He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news."

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