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Free film "The Fate of Carbon" at the Deering Estate

MIAMI (January 30, 2018)

Hosted by the Deering Estate, in partnership with South Florida PBS WPBT2, "Speaking Sustainably" is a film series offered free to the public to engage the community with critical environmental issues of the twenty-first century and to inspire action. The film "The Fate of Carbon" will be presented on Wednesday, February 28th in the Visitor Center Theatre at the Deering Estate. Free and open to the public.

About the film "The Fate of Carbon"
For millennia, the exchange of CO2 between the oceans and atmosphere has been in balance. Now, with more anthropogenic carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, the oceans are taking up more CO2 as well. This additional CO2 is negatively impacting sensitive ecosystems through a process called ocean acidification, and scientists worry how changes to the ocean environment will affect the way carbon is cycled through the seas. Q&A with expert: Dennis Hansell of UM Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science.

About WPBT2 and Changing Seas
WPBT2, South Florida's premier public broadcaster, connects organizations and institutions across this diverse region and preserves South Florida's history.  Leading the way in this global society,  WPBT2 serves diverse communities from the Treasure Coast to the Florida Keys and is committed to creating and presenting unique arts, education and cultural heritage programming across three television channels – WPBT2 HD, WPBT2 Create/WORLD and WPBT2 Vme (Spanish-language). WPBT2 is also South Florida's leading media company for unique local stories across a variety of digital media platforms, including online and mobile through WPBT2 Video (video.wpbt2.org) and through the PBS app on Roku, AppleTV and FireTV.

Changing Seas is a marine science series focused on ocean issues and exploration. The series goes to sea with scientists, giving viewers a first-hand look at how oceanographers and other experts study earth’s last frontier. Changing Seas airs on 90% of public television stations in the U.S. and in 34 countries across the globe.

About the Deering Estate

The Deering Estate preserves the 1920s era Miami estate of Charles Deering, Chicago industrialist, early preservationist, environmentalist, art collector, philanthropist and first chairman of the International Harvester Company. Nestled along the coast in South Dade, the Deering Estate is a cultural asset and historic site listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

As a 21st Century museum destination for tourists and local residents, signature events, programs and preservation of our history positions the Deering Estate as an iconic marker for our community's cultural identity and memory. The Deering Estate's first 30 years were marked by preservation and conservation of these rich cultural and ecological resources and our future continues to build upon this wonderful legacy of stewardship envisioned by Charles Deering.

Who:
WPBT2 and Changing Seas
What:
Free film "The Fate of Carbon"
When:
February 28, 2018 — 07:00 p.m. - 08:30 p.m.
Where:
Deering Estate 16701 SW 72 Avenue Miami, FL 305-235-1668 ext. 233