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Transylvania student group hosts “Global Warming: Local Practices, Global Effects” with a free showing of An Inconvenient Truth followed by a panel discussion

The public is invited to a free showing of the highly acclaimed film An Inconvenient Truth Wednesday, October 11, at the Kentucky Theater, at 5:30 p.m., followed by a panel discussion, “Global Warming: Local Practices, Global Effects.” Panelists include Ben Chandler, U.S. congressman; John Clay, deputy secretary of the environmental and public protection cabinet; and James Wagner, professor of biology at Transylvania and 2001 CASE/Carnegie Kentucky Professor of the Year will follow. Peter Fosl, professor of philosophy at Transylvania and recipient of the 2006 Acorn Award from the Kentucky Advocates for Higher Education, will moderate.

An Inconvenient Truth was a 2006 Sundance Film Festival hit and offers a passionate and inspirational look at one man's fervent crusade to expose the myths and misconceptions that surround global warming and inspire actions to prevent it. That man is former Vice President Al Gore, who has a personal history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change. He is persuasive in his argument that we can no longer afford to view global warming as a political issue.

The event is hosted by the Transylvania Environmental Rights and Responsibilities Alliance (TERRA), an organization committed to better awareness and understanding of environmental issues in the community. Event sponsors are Natasha’s Café, the Kentucky Theater, Civil Service Institute, Youth Service America, Pohl Rosa Pohl, the Good Foods Co-op, the Transylvania University Career Development Center and Transylvania’s divisions of fine arts, natural science and mathematics, humanities and social sciences.


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