National Press Club

Documentary film screening June 18 to probe climate change impact on U.S. coasts

June 12, 2013 | By Megan Cotten |

The increasing frequency of deadly storms, notably last year's killer Hurricane Sandy, is causing Americans to worry -- many for the first time -- about climate change and its impact on rising sea levels may affect their lives.

The link between warming climate and higher ocean levels and its implications for residents of U.S. coastal communities is the subject of a new documentary film, "Shored Up," that will be screened at the National Press Club on Tuesday, June 18.

The screening, by its producer, filmmaker Ben Kalina, will be preceded by a reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. and followed by a brief conversation among sea-level rise experts and the audience. The film will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Members of the working press, NPC members and their guests, and Congressional staff are invited. Admission to the event is $5. There is no charge for NPC members.

Register for the event by clicking here.

To view the film trailer, click here.

The film interviews scientists, engineers, policymakers and people who love living near the sea to explore what rapidly rising sea levels and more frequent super-storms, like Hurricane Sandy, will mean for Americans living on or near the coasts.

Speakers will include Kalina, the film's director; Marcia McNutt, editor-in-chief of Science magazine; Steve Ellis, vice-president of Taxpayers for Common Sense; and Kathleen White of the Army Corps of Engineers (invited). Dianne Saenz of Climate Nexus will moderate the conversation.