- Investigate the science behind our greatest environmental threats with the film Merchants of Doubt. This satirical comedy will both amuse and illuminate its audiences, unveiling the secretive, silver-tongued group of pundits-for-hire who aim to spread maximum confusion about public threats such as climate change. Inspired by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway’s acclaimed book of the same title, Merchants of Doubt has been dubbed “an intelligent, solidly argued takedown of America’s spin factory” by critics and is sure to spark a stimulating group discussion afterwards. Conversation will be led by a panel of environmental professionals, including staff from Phipps Conservatory and (I have it on extremely good authority), air quality and climate scientist Neil Donahue.7 - 9 p.m. at Phipps Conservatory. Note: Attendance to these screenings is free with Phipps admission, but tickets are required; please pick up your free tickets in the Welcome Center starting at 5 p.m. on the day of the film.About the Series
Phipps' Environmental Film Series is an exciting monthly event inviting community members to come together to view environmental films and documentaries. Each viewing will be followed by a dynamic discussion with film producers, scientists and environmental advocates, enabling attendees to share thoughts, consider various viewpoints and hear the experts’ perspectives. The series aims to raise awareness of our relationship with the natural environment, and to use film as a platform for conversation, education and positive change. Screenings for the Environmental Film Series will take place on the third Friday of every month from 7 – 9 p.m. in the Botany Hall Auditorium at Phipps. Please pick up your free tickets in the Welcome Center starting at 5 p.m. on the day of the film.