Fossil fuels are history and renewables are the future. Such a simple statement, but such a pertinent one as we come out of 2014, the hottest year on record.
350.org is taking action across the world this February to make fossil fuels history. Global Divestment Day in Africa, organised by 350Africa.org, will kick off in Johannesburg on Friday the 13th at 7pm with an exclusive film screening of Thin Ice, a fantastic feature-length documentary that was one of the hits of the 2014 Cape Town Eco Film Festival, at The Bioscope Cinema, followed by a performance by the band Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness (BCUC) at Curiocity Backpackers in Maboneng.
Bioscope doors open: 6:30pm
Film starts: 7pm
Band plays at Curiocity Backpackers: 9:30pm
More about Thin Ice:
In recent years climate science has come under increasing attack, so geologist Simon Lamb took his camera to find out what is really going on. For over three years he followed scientists from a wide range of disciplines at work in the Arctic, Antarctic, Southern Ocean, New Zealand, Europe and the USA. They talk about their work, their hopes and fears with a rare candour and directness. This creates an intimate portrait of the global community of researchers racing to understand our planet’s changing climate, and provides a compelling case for rising CO2 as the main cause. Thin Ice reveals the human face of climate science and offers the inside story on the worldwide debate: a film about climate science made by a scientist.