[pccgrads] "Climate-fiction thriller" screening, April 8 (12:30-1:30 PM), OSB 425

Michael S Diamond diamond2 at uw.edu
Mon Apr 8 08:07:28 PDT 2019

Quick reminder that this is today, 12:30 PM in OSB 425! Come for pizza,
popcorn, and, most importantly, the pilot of a new climate-fiction series
directed by a former UW colleague. Hope to see you there!

On Thu, Apr 4, 2019 at 12:57 AM Michael S Diamond <diamond2 at uw.edu> wrote:

> Hi all,


> Please join us next Monday, April 8th, from 12:30-1:30 PM in OSB 425 for a

> screening of the pilot of a new "climate-fiction thriller" web series

> directed by Kathie Kelly (formerly at UW APL). More details from Kathie

> about the web series are copied below.


> Pizza and popcorn will be provided! (Email me if you have any requests or

> dietary restrictions.) All are welcome.


> Cheers,

> Michael


> --------------------------------------------

> Advocating for climate observations using a climate-fiction ("cli-fi")

> thriller

> Kathie Kelly, Writer/Director of "An Unlikely Insurgency"

> Formerly at the University of Washington

> Member of the NASA-sponsored Ocean Surface Topography Science Team


> Scientists are at a disadvantage in communicating with the public about

> the need for climate observations and climate research because

> well-funded groups are spreading disinformation and distrust of experts.

> Fiction can reach audiences that are unlikely to watch documentaries

> featuring scientists and policy experts.


> "The story is fiction -- the science is real"


> Our Seattle-based group is shooting a climate-fiction web series that

> gives a sense of urgency to cutbacks in climate observations based on

> real science. Our story begins with bad data from a sea-level satellite

> causing a botched hurricane forecast that results in thousands of deaths.

> The President blames scientists. The crisis gives the characters an

> opportunity to explain the real connection between ocean heat content and

> hurricane intensification. A senior climate scientist joins with her

> daughter, a network security engineer (think Snowden), and the Insurgency,

> a secret group of activist scientists, to find the source of the error. The

> series features political intrigue, climate science, and the secession of

> the West Coast using a diverse cast and crew and a feminist perspective.


> A sneak preview of the series pilot and a discussion of ways to educate

> the public about the importance of our climate observation system.


> Project website

> Www.AnUnlikelyInsurgency.com <http://www.anunlikelyinsurgency.com/>


> --

> Michael S. Diamond

> PhD Candidate, Atmospheric Sciences

> University of Washington

> Advisor: Professor Rob Wood


Michael S. Diamond
PhD Candidate, Atmospheric Sciences
University of Washington
Advisor: Professor Rob Wood
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