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India's 1st climate change theatre opens at Science City

Kapurthala: India's first climate change theatre was opened at Pushpa Gujral Science City in Kapurthala on Thursday to educate people on one of the pressing developmental issue in the world.

According to Science City authorities, while this theatre is India's first, it is second in the world, with the other in Canada. The 18-metre diameter theatre, inaugurated by Rajya Sabha member Naresh Gujral, has been set up in a dome-shaped building with seating capacity of 125 persons. "It will provide visitors an unforgettable experience aiming to sensitize audience about currently debated subject of climate change and global warming. Visitors will be made aware of and have a better understanding and appreciation for the latest climate science and issues surrounding human role in climate change," said a Science City spokesperson.
The theatre provides a unique experience showing videos on two screens - flat and dome shaped and illuminating the static and moving objects along with special light and sound effects, as the video displays storyline of the film. The 25-minute film explores what a worst-case future might look like if humans do not take action on current or impending problems which could threaten civilization. The film starts by giving a glimpse of future - floods, droughts, earthquakes and other natural disasters. Coming back to the present, the Earth introduces itself and talks to the audience about current situation and impacts it is experiencing due to global warming. "The script of the film is connected to locally relevant issues, including people, places and examples that help audiences to connect and understand their role in meeting this challenge," said Science city director general Dr R S Khandpur.

The first part of the film deals with all pertinent questions like - what is climate change and what factors affect climate of the earth? The second part of the film deals with impact of climate change.e Times of India (07-01-2014)