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UU Fellowship Screens Ending the Silence on Climate Change

Ending the Silence on Climate Change, a Bill Moyers interview with Anthony Leiserowitz that first aired on PBS January 4, 2013, will be shown at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Ephraim on Tuesday, March 19 at 4:30 pm.

Leiserowitz is Director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and a Research Scientist at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University. He is a widely recognized expert on American and international public opinion on global warming, including public perception of climate change risks, support and opposition for climate policies, and willingness to make individual behavioral change.

Ending the Silence on Climate Change introduces the concept of “Global Warming’s Six Americas”. These six distinct audiences within the United States – Alarmed, Concerned, Cautious, Disengaged, Doubtful, and Dismissive – each respond to the issue of climate change in very different ways. Leiserowitz’s research asserts that in order to combat global warming, we must learn to communicate differently with people in each of the groups.

This free screening will be followed by a discussion. The film is part of the monthly Movies That Matter series examining a wide range of issues.