The Climate for Change is Now: Paris to Pittsburgh Film Screening
Mon 9 September 2019
- 11:59 PM
The San Mateo chapter of Citizen’s Climate Lobby will host a film
screening and discussion of the documentary – Paris to Pittsburgh.
In July 2017, President Trump announced his decision to pull the U.S.
out of the Paris Agreement, saying he was “elected to represent the
citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.” Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto
immediately responded: “I can assure you that we will follow the
guidelines of the Paris Agreement for our people, our economy &
future.” Pittsburgh is one of the many cities leading the fight on
climate change, and Mayor Peduto’s response inspired the title of
this film. Paris to Pittsburgh brings to life the incredible actions
of individuals, communities, businesses and local governments to
combat the threat of climate change in their own backyards. Set
against the national debate over the energy future of the U.S. — and
the Trump administration’s explosive decision to exit the Paris
Agreement — the film captures what’s at stake for Americans around
the country, and the inspiring ways they’re responding. Light
refreshments will be served.