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Original post made on Oct 19, 2010

The phrases "reduce your carbon footprint" and "live green" can seem so vague that it's hard to find them personally meaningful. Sometimes it takes a filmmaker to illustrate an issue's human impact. In this year's United Nations Association Film Festival, which opens Oct. 22 in Palo Alto, several movies do just that.

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Posted by george
a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 19, 2010 at 11:47 am

I've attended many of the UNAFF screenings. THe films are incredible and the panels fascinating...and to think this is on our doorstep. Thank you UNAFF


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 19, 2010 at 4:16 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

Sea level can be precisely measured and has been for centuries. What does "...many reports of sea level rising..." mean? Salinity in wells can be attributed to lower rainfall or to over pumping. Ocean islands that depend on wells are playing a risky game.
"climatically induced environmental disasters" such as droughts, sea-level rise, fires and extreme weather. "All this is causing mass global migration and border conflicts," ...So none of these horsemen rode the earth until...?
Based on the real world, the hope for all these pathetic carbon footprint deficient folk is a bigger carbon footprint. I have long advocated 1500 watts per house as a minimum public health measure. This would reduce the hunt for fuel, allow boiling water for sanitary reasons, and even permit radio, computer and TV education. Aborigines live in harmony with nature because they heave no choice - given the choice, they vote for the corruption of stuff.


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Posted by Sherry
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 21, 2010 at 10:48 am

I have had the privilege of working with Executive Director, Jasmina Bojic and the UNAFF team in years past.
As a community we are so fortunate to have the gift of this Festival bestowed upon us every Fall. Thank you.
Looking forward to attending and viewing this year's International Documentary Film Festival, with a focus on Globalization, Migration and Population.


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