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NIU geologists to participate in discussion following Green Night Out at the Movies

March 8, 2017

NIU geology professors Ross Powell and Reed Scherer will be participating in a panel discussion this weekend during Batavia’s 9th annual A Green Night Out at the Movies.

Presented by the Batavia Environmental Commission (BEC) and Confident Aire, the event is free and open to the public. It will feature the documentary film “The Wisdom to Survive,” free popcorn and drinks, an expo of local eco-groups and businesses, and a lively discussion about climate change.

The event takes place from 6 – 10 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at 100 N. Island Ave., Batavia.

“The Wisdom to Survive” accepts the consensus of scientists that climate change has already arrived and asks, “What is keeping us from action?” The film features thought leaders and activists in the realms of science, economics and spirituality, discussing how people can take action in the face of climate disruption.

Following the movie, Emma Cole of the Batavia Environmental Commission will moderate the panel discussion.

Powell and Scherer are each Board of Trustees Professors at NIU who are internationally respected for their research related to past and ongoing changes in the world’s ice sheets. Other panelists include climate activists Earl Silbar and Deni Mathews.

More information on the event and local “green happenings” is available on the BEC’s Facebook page.