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It’s the truthabout everything

Charles AgarAspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN Richard Brenne brings Aspen “The Truth About Everything,” his one-man show about global warming and climate issues, to the Pitkin County Library at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.Brenne, who also wrote a book of the same name, has been performing comedy since the 1970s, when he was a member of the comedy troupe Mime Scare. He won the Jack Nicholson Award for screenwriting and has produced comedies for HBO, Warner Brothers and Tri-Star. He currently heads a production company in Boulder.Brenne plied prominent physicists and scientists with dinners (and a few drinks) to get the real truth behind the party line about global warming, and his one-man show is a way to bring that to a wider audience, he said.”They feel our species may not be around forever,” Brenne said.And with various “tipping points” to global warming – like the melting of polar sea ice, loss of rainforest habitat and permafrost turning to mush – Brenne cites experts who say the situation is worse than most think.Brenne’s unlikely vehicle for a dolorous message is humor, everything from his tongue-in-cheek title – a take on Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” – to Jon Stewart-style creative reporting and “fun scholarship” concerning climate issues.”I take complex issues and make them very accessible,” Brenne said of his one-hour talk. Then it “becomes like a town hall … and we have very spirited exchanges.””Globally we’re going to have to look for some solutions,” Brenne said.Charles Agar’s e-mail address is cagar@aspentimes.com.