Ashland Documentary Film & Discussion Series presents Dimming the Sun July 24

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Ashland – The Documentary Film & Discussion Series will present the film Dimming the Sun (56 min) Tuesday, July 24, from 7 to 9 p.m., in the Ashland Public Library Community Room, 66 Front St. Admission is free, and viewers are invited to stay for discussion.

Dimming the Sun investigates the discovery that the amount of sunlight reaching the earth is dropping. What does this mean for the future of earth? Scientists have long known that increasing air pollution endangers our respiratory health, but they had not fully considered the impact of pollution on the amount of sunlight reaching the Earth. Some scientists now believe that global dimming may disturb rainfall patterns and contribute to severe droughts and famines. The good news is that in some regions pollution controls have slowed and possibly even halted global dimming during the last decade.

On hand to help lead the discussion will be guest Leah Marshquist of Transition Ashland, an effort to strengthen local economy and community.

The Documentary Film & Discussion Series is in its seventh season at the Ashland Public Library. For information on Transition Ashland, contact www.TransitionAshland.org.

The Documentary Film & Discussion Series meets every 2nd Thursday and 4th Tuesday of the month for an in-depth look at important topics of our day. The moderated discussions are often lively and thought provoking. All points of view are welcomed. For more information, call the library at 508-881-0134 or visit www.friendsoftheapl.com. The film series is sponsored by The Friends of the Ashland Library.