Discussion: Thom Hartmann on ‘The 11th Hour’ Environmental Documentary
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.
Selected clips from the film will be screened before the discussion.