It has been yet another summer of alarming temperatures, the aftermath of Hurricane Maria is still part of Puerto Rico’s daily reality, and news of dramatic wildfires in the west has people across the country and across the world wondering about their future.
This Changes Everything, a documentary film about our warming world by Avi Lewis, based on the book by Naomi Klein will be screened for free at: The Strand Theatre, in Rockland at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14.
Maine is already feeling the effects of climate change, and the future of our farms, forests, and fisheries is increasingly uncertain, say the film's promotors. Only major, equitable changes and collective action can solve the growing problems of our warming world, they asset. This Changes Everything encourages the hope that activism and democracy can bring about the societal and policy changes necessary to ensure our future well-being and stop the damage being done to our shared home.
This event is sponsored by The Island Institute, Mid-Coast Maine Indivisible, and the Natural Resources Council of Maine, and hosted by the Rockland Strand Theatre.
A late-April ruling by the Maine State Ferry Service (MSFS) meant blood samples taken in island health care clinics could no longer be transported by ferry crews and captains. But after the May 7 meeting of the Ferry Advisory Board, the MSFS agreed to investigate how to comply with federal and other regulations regarding the practice.
I lived through the digital revolution—or thought I had until I read this book. Being a child of the 1950s and '60s, I had assumed that computers, email, Google and the World Wide Web were all creatures brought to life by my own generation; since Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were, in fact, younger than me, it was only natural to conclude that they had invented the digital world we now live in.