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Before the Flood - SJCNY Earth Week


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Before the Flood (PG) If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change—would you want to know? Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction. He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news.

Guest Speaker Dr. Konstantine Rountos - Dr. Rountos’ research spans an array of both natural and anthropogenic concerns impacting coastal marine ecosystems. Besides a handful of international research collaborations, Dr. Rountos has devoted more than 10 years of research to investigating Long Island’s South Shore estuaries. He has lectured and published widely on topics relating to fisheries conservation (specifically forage fish), HABs, aquaculture and seagrasses. He continues to examine coastal ecosystem concerns, as well as explore methods for sustainable offshore seafood production that mitigate impacts on nearby environments. Dr. Rountos has been a member of various local and international task forces, and continues to collaborate on research projects concerning Long Island’s East End community. His goal is to pique students’ interest in exploring and demystifying the science behind local environmental issues.

Directed by Fisher Stevens
Featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton
Running Time 1 hr 36 mins