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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

“Last Call at the Oasis”

“Last Call at the Oasis”

by Richard Piltz, Climate Science Watch, March 19, 2012

Recommended: This feature-length documentary on the global water crisis,  which we saw screened at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin recently, features powerful film footage and commentary by leading water expert Peter Gleick, Earth System scientist Jay Famiglietti at UC-Irvine, environmental activist Erin Brockovich, Robert Glennon at the Univ. of Arizona, biologist Tyrone Hayes at UC-Berkeley, Tim Barnett at Scripps, and others.  Directed by Academy Award-winning Jessica Yu.  The film is very much worth seeing.  In theaters starting May 4.  See below for upcoming festival screenings.


Firmly establishing the urgency of the global water crisis as the central issue  facing our world this century, this documentary illuminates the vital role water plays in our lives, exposes the defects in the current system and shows communities already struggling with its ill-effects. Featuring activist Erin Brockovich, respected water experts including Peter Gleick, Jay Famiglietti and Robert Glennon and social entrepreneurs championing revolutionary solutions, the film posits that we can manage this problem if we are willing  to act now.

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