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“Facing the Surge” Documentary — Morehead City
November 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The North Carolina Coastal Federation encourages Crystal Coast residents and others to attend the screening of “Facing the Surge,” a documentary on climate change. The showing will be at Joslyn Hall at Carteret Community College in Morehead City. The description below is from the organizers of the event.
“Facing the Surge” documents the tangible costs of sea level rise for the people of Norfolk, Virginia. Norfolk is home to the largest naval base in the country and to thousands of hardworking Americans struggling to adapt to the rising tides and an uncertain future. The town has registered 16 inches of sea level rise since 1930. But “Facing the Surge” is not a film about loss and inaction. It tells the stories of citizens from across the United States as they step forward to raise awareness and push their government to pursue real solutions.
This film will be followed by talks from Dr. Stanley Riggs and Gregory Rudolph who both served on the science panel for the North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission. The science panel produced reports assessing the expected sea level rise along the North Carolina coast.
Diogo Freire is the filmmaker and started the “Adaptation Now” documentary project in 2014 to raise awareness about climate change and garner support for the organizations on the ground working to implement climate solutions. In the process, he also wrote the book “When Climate Change Hits Home” and has been working in the solar industry to advance the adoption of clean energy. Prior to these endeavors, Freire worked for the Energy Practice of the Boston Consulting Group. He was born and raised in Portugal, leaving to study at the London School of Economics. He then moved to the U.S. for his MBA at Harvard, and now lives in San Francisco.
Dr. Stanley Riggs is a coastal and marine geologist who has been doing research on modern coastal systems since 1964 and has been on the faculty at East Carolina University since 1967. His research extends from inland river, lake and pocosin environments, to estuarine and barrier island systems and seaward across the continental shelf. He has spent considerable effort understanding the risks of sea level rise along the North Carolina coast.
Gregory Rudolph is the Carteret County Shore Protection Officer. Rudolph will explain what FIRMs (Flood Insurance Rate Maps) represent and their projection of risk.
The team behind “Adaptation Now” is launching an East Coast screening tour in collaboration with Citizens Climate Lobby. The 2016 coastal film tour will traverse the length of the eastern seaboard, beginning in Maine and ending in Florida. Running from early September to late November, it will feature a combination of community screenings, film festivals and private screenings with local leaders and organizations.
No registration is required for this free event. Check out the film trailer here: http://www.adaptationnow.com/
The North Carolina Coastal Federation, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in its programs or activities.