Burned: Are Trees the New Coal? next in Fall Film Series

The Woods Hole Research Center presents BURNED: Are Trees the New Coal?, which takes an unwavering look at the latest energy industry “solution” to climate change. The film tells the story of how woody biomass has become the fossil-fuel industry’s renewable, green savior, and spotlights the people and parties on both sides who are fighting against it or promoting its adoption and use.

Through interviews with activists, experts, and citizens, the film interweaves the science of climate change, the escalating energy policy disputes, the dynamics of forest ecology, the biomass industry practices, and the actions of activists and citizens who are working to protect the forest, their communities, and the climate.

BURNED filmmakers Lisa Merton and Alan Dater will be joining WHRC for this event. Among those interviewed in the film are WHRC Senior Scientist Skee Houghton and WHRC Board Chair Bill Moomaw. Run time: 77 minutes

Thursday, October 26
5:30 pm reception, 6:00 film screening
WHRC Harbourton Auditorium
149 Woods Hole Road, Falmouth, MA

Seating is limited. Registration is highly recommended.


Reserve the Date for the last film in the Series

Woods Hole Research Center and Falmouth Academy present…
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Thursday, November 30
Film begins at 6:00pm
Reception following
Run time: 98 minutes

Simon Center for the Arts, Falmouth Academy, 7 Highfield Drive, Falmouth

A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought the climate crisis into the heart of popular culture, former Vice President Al Gore returns to the big screen with An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. Gore continues to sound the alarm about the climate threats transforming our planet, and sharing the truth that the solutions are in our hands – if we act now.  While the stakes have never been higher, the film inspires hope that the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.