The Center for the Environment at MHC is showing a pair of films this fall highlighting the problem of global warming. The first, Al Gore's film, An Inconvenient Truth, was screened October 19 to an enthusiastic audience in the Blanchard Campus Center Great Room.
The second in the series, Out of Balance: ExxonMobil's Impact on Climate Change, will be shown November 2 in Hooker Auditorium at 4:30 and 6:30 pm. The film examines the oil company's role not only in creating global warming but also obscuring the truth about it. The film's producer, Tom Jackson of Joe Public Films, will lead a talk-back after the 6:30 showing.
Lauret Savoy, director of the center, was pleased with the audience reception of An Inconvenient Truth and expects high turnout for Out of Balance.
Also present at the talk-back will be Alison Mills Grantham '09, campus organizer of Focus the Nation, a resolution to raise awareness of global warming, endorsed by Mount Holyoke and other colleges, universities, high schools, and institutions across the country. Focus the Nation will culminate in a series of programs on January 31, 2008. Grantham will discuss the resolution and explain how students, faculty, and staff can become involved.