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League of Women Voters Screens ‘Extreme Realities’

The League of Women Voters of Falls Church will screen the environmental documentary “Extreme Realities” and host a panel discussion about the film on Sunday, March 6 at 3 p.m. at George Mason High School at 7124 Leesburg Pike. Ticket sales from the event will support the League’s voter services in the City.

The film, narrated by Oscar-winning actor Matt Damon, investigates the link between severe weather, climate change and threats to America’s national security. It considers whether recent unusual weather events are anomalies or an early warning signal — a tipping point for even greater problems. The film was produced by Emmy-award-winning documentarians Hal and Marilyn Weiner.

After the screening, there will be a panel discussion exploring the issues raised by the movie. Dr. Richard A Meserve, president emeritus of the Carnegie Institution for Science, which has a major program of basic science directed at the issue of climate change, will moderate the discussion. Former U.S. Rep. Phil Sharp (D-Ind.), Mona Sarfaty, M.D. and former Falls Church City Councilmember John C. Gannon will serve on the panel.

Tickets for the event are $35 for adults and $15 for students in purchased by Friday, March 4 and $40 on the day of the event. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit