Burned: Are Trees the New Coal? (hosted by Whalley Range Climate Action Group and Biofuelwatch)

It is wonderful to see so many local and national groups planting trees. Some of us at the Climate Action Group were shocked to find out that despite this, in the UK we are still not growing as many trees as we are using. We want to learn more – BURNED tells that story.

The film was produced by the same team as Taking Root, which we showed in December. It tells the little-known story of the accelerating and shocking destruction of forests for fuel, producing carbon emissions that are higher than emissions from burning coal.

BURNED was shot across the U.S., in the EU and UK. Through interviews with activists, experts, and citizens, the film interweaves the science of climate change, the escalating energy-policy disputes, the dynamics of forest ecology, the biomass industry practices, the conflict between jobs and trees, and the actions of activists and citizens who are working to protect their own health, their communities, the forest, and the planet’s climate.

For more information about these issues, see http://www.biofuelwatch.org.uk

Free but a donation of £3 /£5 is encouraged – proceeds go to Ride Together Alexandra Park; Refreshments for sale. All welcome – this is not a film created for children

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Location Coffee Cranks Cafe
Start Friday 13 Mar 2020 7:00pm
Finish Friday 13 Mar 2020 9:30pm