Join YPFP at the United Nations Secretariat for the Global Premiere screening of "Thirty Million" - a documentary on climate change - and a subsequent Q&A session with UNDP's top Climate Change experts. Thirty Million is a film made to explore the issue of sea level rise in Bangladesh and lift the wider concerns of rising seas into the public domain. After all, Bangladesh isn't the only country with a coastline.
YPFP and the United Nations Development Programme invite members of YPFP New York to join the screenign of "Thirty Million", a fantastic documentary on "Bangladesh, the land of water, the nation on the frontline of climate change.
Thirty Million, the number of expected people displaced, in Bangladesh by the end of the century, from rising seas. As the climate system warms the world's oceans are rising. There is large uncertainty about how fast our seas will rise, but one things is for sure, they will. The best estimates from the scientific community indicate, that with current pledged climate action, we could witness sea levels rise by up to one meter by 2100.
This film was envisioned by Daniel Price, an environmental scientist who has spent a decade studying the climate system and in particularly investigating Antarctica's role in the climate system. After his latest of three fieldwork campaigns to the Antarctic, he started Pole to Paris, a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of COP21 in Paris last December. While his colleague Erlend Moster Knudsen ran from the Arctic Circle to Paris, beginning in the Antarctic he cycled over 10,000 km through 19 countries giving a public speaking tour and reporting the impacts and potential consequences of climate change along the way.
In addition to RSVP'ing below by June 9th, 4:00 PM, please sign up through Eventbrite here. On Monday please arrive at the latest at 12:30PM at the UN Visitor's Entrance on 1st Avenue and 45th Street, where Simon van Woerden will take the group through security at 12:45PM sharp.
45th Street and 1st Ave
New York, NY 10017
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