If you are interested in how climate change is affecting us, join Plymouth Arts Cinema as they host Cornwall Climate Care who will be introducing three short films which take a closer look at the impact locally and the wider global implications. The filmmakers will be on hand for a Q&A after the screenings.
The first film is Under The Surface (running time 30:55), looking at how climate change is impacting Cornwall's marine environment - and meeting the local people working to tackle it and find solutions.
The second film is Plenty More Fish? (running time 27:40), which follows a local fisherman as he explores how climate change is impacting Cornwall's fishing industry - and what we can all do to help.
The third film in the series, Living on the Edge, is presented by Emma Hazeldine, a passionate ultra runner. Emma travels around the Cornish coast path, witnessing the ever-increasing impacts of coastal erosion, and learning about how Cornwall's coastal communities are preparing for the future as sea levels rise. A few of the stories covered in Living on the Edge include:
- The escalating cost of maintaining the Cornish coast path, which is hugely important to Cornwall’s economy, attracting 2.5 million visitors each year
- A community’s efforts to save a much-loved historic building by moving it brick by brick 100m away from a cliff edge
- Plans to protect the low-lying towns of Mounts Bay with 1.3 million tonnes of sand
- One town’s victory in efforts to stop developments from being built on the edge of its crumbling cliffs.
This event is supported by the Sustainable Earth Institute.