Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative & Woodwell Climate Research Center partner with Chatham Climate Action Network to screen important climate film, hold discussion Chatham, November 30, 2022 - The Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative and Woodwell Climate Research Center, in association with the Chatham Climate Action Network, will present a screening of the internationally-acclaimed film Earth Emergency at the Orpheum Theater in Chatham on Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 7:00 PM. Earth Emergency is a revealing and accessible one-hour film that examines how human activity is creating self-perpetuating “feedback loops” that are amplifying and accelerating climate change. Narrated by actor Richard Gere and featuring spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and climate activist Greta Thunberg, the film explains how warming caused by human activity is setting in motion Earth’s own natural warming mechanisms, releasing additional greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere, and further heating up the planet. Woodwell scientists were instrumental in the creation and production of the film and are featured prominently throughout. With captivating illustrations, stunning footage, and interviews with leading climate scientists from Woodwell, Earth Emergency examines how human activity is setting off the dangerous warming loops that are pushing the climate to a point of no return - and what we need to do to stop them. "This film sheds light on the powerful role natural systems play in regulating our climate," said Dr. Wayne Walker, director of Woodwell's Carbon program. "It's critical that more people have an appreciation for mother nature, both in terms of the risks she faces as well as the opportunities she offers for nature-based climate solutions." Janet Williams, co-vice president of the Climate Collaborative and member of the Chatham Climate Action Network, said the film “helps us all understand what feedback loops are, how they accelerate climate change, and how they are critically important in raising the risks we all face.” The film will be preceded by a 6:30 PM theater lobby reception featuring the filmmaker Bonnie Waltch, Woodwell scientists, and climate organization representatives. A live panel discussion and audience Q&A moderated by Heather Goldstone, chief communications officer for Woodwell, will immediately follow the film. The panel will include Walch, internationally acclaimed climate scientists from the Woodwell Center, and representatives of the Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative and Chatham Climate Action Network. Tickets for the Dec. 8 event may be purchased online at http://capecodclimate.org/earth-emergency or at the theater located at 637 Main Street, Chatham. Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative. The Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to help reduce the Cape & Islands’ contributions to climate change and protect our region from its potentially devastating impacts. Largely volunteer-run, the Climate Collaborative convenes and engages regional and cross-sector leaders in building, science, energy, transportation, environment, planning, policy and faith communities to broaden understanding, deepen partnerships, accelerate programs and inspire individual and collective action to counter the climate crisis. To learn more about the organization, please visit www.capecodclimate.org. The citizen-based Chatham Climate Action Network is a network of the Climate Collaborative. Woodwell Climate Research Center is a scientific research organization that studies climate change impacts and solutions, conducts science for solutions at the nexus of climate, people, and nature, and partners with leaders and communities for just, meaningful impact to address the climate crisis. The organization was originally founded as Woods Hole Research Center by the renowned ecologist Dr. George Woodwell in 1985, when climate change was just entering public discourse. The organization was established to put the insights of climate science into the hands of global decision makers. Since then, its researchers and dedicated staff have worked to advance understanding and meaningful action across sectors at the local, national, and international levels.