Diogo Castro Freire will lead a discussion after a screening of his film about the costs of sea level rise when he visits the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Sept. 15. PHOTO COURTESY OF DIOGO CASTRO FREIRE

‘Facing the Surge’ shows costs of sea level rise

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A free screening of “Facing the Surge” will be hosted by the Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m.

This film is the first in the Adaptation Now documentary project. Founder and filmmaker Diogo Castro Freire will lead a discussion after the film.

“Facing the Surge” documents the tangible costs of sea level rise for the people of Norfolk, Va. Norfolk is home to the largest naval base in the country and thousands of hardworking Americans struggling to adapt to the rising tides and an uncertain future. The town has registered 16 inches of sea level rise since 1930. Communities up and down the coast also are dealing with these same concerns.

“Facing the Surge” tells the stories of people around the United States as they step forward to raise awareness of climate change and push government to solve these issues.

CCL is a national grassroots organization committed to creating a livable world by lobbying congress to take action on climate change, notably through a revenue-neutral carbon fee.

Adaptation Now is a documentary film project that shares the stories of the communities who are dealing with the leading edge of climate change.

Freire, a native of Portugal, has made it his life’s mission to solve climate change. He currently works in the solar industry. Before that, he worked for the Boston Consulting Group’s Energy Practice. He holds degrees from the London School of Economics and the Harvard Business School.

Call the library at 244-7065.


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