The True Cost of Oil: Images of Beauty and Devastation
A slide show on the Alberta tar sands by internationally renowned environmental photojournalist Garth Lenz
Come see breathtaking images of Canada's boreal forests, painfully juxtaposed with images of their destruction by what may very well be the largest industrial project in the world, the Alberta tar sands. The Alberta tar sands are one of Earth's largest reserves of carbon, the burning of which would engender an irreversible change of climate, a change to which civilization and many species would be unable to adapt.
"Canada's Tar Sands are perhaps the most visually compelling example of all that is wrong with our addiction to fossil fuels and why we must change or face dire consequences for all life on Earth." --Garth Lenz
Speakers from 350 Bay Area and Rainforest Action Network will also be on hand to discuss the blockade in Texas to halt construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, which is crucial for the full extent of the Alberta tar sands to be exploited, and the San Francisco protest on February 17th in concert with the action against the pipeline in Washington, DC.
A shorter version of Garth's presentation can be found here: http://www.ted.com/talks/garth_lenz_images_of_beauty_and_devastation.html
Hosted by 350 Bay Area http://www.350bayarea.org/ and Rainforest Action Network http://ran.org/
Sunday, January 20th 1:00-2:30pm
$10-20 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds