FDL Movie Night: The Island President

By: Monday April 9, 2012 5:00 pm

Jon Shenk’s award-winning documentary The Island President is ostensibly and foremost a film about global warming’s effects on one nation, the Maldives, a chain of islands in the Indian Ocean, best known until recently as a enclave for wealthy tourists who enjoyed the white sand beaches and clear ocean waters, and now as a nation in the grips of civil unrest and facing complete annihilation by rising sea water levels caused by carbon emissions.

 

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Bill McKibben, The Global Warming Reader

By: Saturday October 15, 2011 1:59 pm

Bill McKibben is one of the most effective and widely-respected writers on environmental issues today. Starting with The End of Nature in 1989, he’s written and published a long line of powerful works that make complex environmental issues accessible to a general audience.

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