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Misinformation and the Plastic Pollution Crisis

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST

Don’t Look Down! The fossil fuel industry wants to convince you that everything is under control—but around the world, plastic is washing ashore on beaches and creating mountains of waste in landfills. Microplastics are polluting our water, air, and soil; communities living in the shadow of petrochemical facilities are getting sick; and greenhouse gases from oil refineries and plastic processing facilities are fueling the climate crisis. Just as the film Don’t Look Up satirized how science can be discredited even when impending world cataclysm is imminent and readily observable, clearly things in the world of plastics are not as industry would have us believe.

Join the Plastic Pollution Coalition for a webinar discussion on the impacts of plastics on climate and human health and how industry uses science denial and misinformation to prevent urgent and transformative solutions from being adopted. Panelists include Yvette Arellano, Founder & Executive Director of Fenceline Watch; Shilpi Chhotray, Co-Founder & Executive Director of People Over Plastic; and Dr. Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science & Director, Earth System Science Center, Pennsylvania State University, whose work and persona provided inspiration for Leonardo DiCaprio’s character in the satirical film Don’t Look Up. This is shaping up to be an amazing conversation—don’t miss it.

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Details

Date:
February 16
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST
Website:
https://www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org/ppc-webinar-021622

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Plastic Pollution Coalition
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