Discussion: Thom Hartmann on ‘The 11th Hour’ Environmental Documentary

Come hear the acclaimed author and radio host Thom Hartmann discuss The 11th Hour, a new film about the fate of the planet.

Leonardo DiCaprio’s "The 11th Hour" is a feature length documentary about the environmental crises caused by human actions and their impact on the planet. With the help of over fifty of the world’s most prominent thinkers and activists, including reformer Mikhail Gorbachev, physicist Stephen Hawking, and Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai, "The 11th Hour" documents the grave problems facing the planet’s life systems. Thom Hartmann is one of they many experts featured in the 11th Hour and his book "The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight" was an inspiration for Leonardo DiCaprio’s earlier film, Global Warming.

"The 11th Hour" is not just a portrait of a planet in crisis, but the offering of hope and solutions. Scientists and environmental advocates such as David Orr and Gloria Flora paint a portrait for a radically new and exciting future — one that is healthier, sustainable and within our grasp.

"The 11th Hour" opened in New York on August 17 at the Landmark Sunshine Cinemas and Lincoln Plaza Cinemas.

Selected clips from the film will be screened before the discussion.

  • Thom Hartmann, what a great job you did with “The 11th Hour” Documentary. I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated the work put into the film.

    I have two books available that give the answers to these and other Earth problems. Book I “Our Earth And Beyond” and Book II “Many Planes Avove”. I have sent Book I to Louise KPOJ Studios Portland and will send Book II this Friday Aug. 31st.

    I also Mailed a copy to Leonardo DiCaprio and Al Gore.

    After your review of these books I will be available for an interview or discussion if you wish.

    Sincerely Yours Ron J. Oberon

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