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Climate change documentary screening at USC

By Megan Sexton,, 803-777-1421

“Carbon Nation” is coming to the Green Quad.

The documentary film, which emphasizes how solutions to climate change can have a wide range of socially beneficial effects, will be shown at 6 p.m. March 4 at the Green Quad’s Learning Center for Sustainable Futures.Food will be available starting at 5:30 p.m., with a faculty panel discussion following the film from 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Faculty members on the panel are Howie Scher from geology in the College of Arts and Sciences; Deb Billings from the Arnold School of Public Health; David Whiteman, a political science professor and former faculty principal at Green Quad; and Kevin Elliott, philosophy professor and Green Quad faculty principal. As part of social justice month at USC, they will highlight the impacts of climate change on disadvantaged groups in the United States and around the world.

The film’s website describes the documentary this way: “Carbon Nation is a documentary movie about climate change solutions. Even if you doubt the severity of the impact of climate change or just don't buy it at all, this is still a compelling and relevant film that illustrates how solutions to climate change also address other social, economic and national security issues.”

Posted: 02/26/13 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 02/26/13 @ 11:39 AM | Permalink