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Showing posts with label Environment. Show all posts

Leviathan (2012)



In the very waters where melville's pequod gave chase to moby dick, leviathan captures the collaborative clash of man, nature, and machine. shot on a dozen cameras - tossed and tethered, passed from fisherman to filmmaker - it is a cosmic portrait of one of mankind's oldest endeavors. A documentary shot in the North Atlantic and focused on the commercial fishing industry.

Ice on Fire (2019)



Can we reverse climate change? Ice on Fire explores the many ways we reduce carbon inputs to the atmosphere and, more important, how to "draw" carbon down, bringing CO2 out of the atmosphere and thus paving the way for global temperatures to go down. Reversing climate change is urgent, given that the world passed 400 parts per million CO2 in the atmosphere resulting in climate instability across the globe. We have heard the predictions but now climate related events are a daily reality - summer 2018 was the hottest on record, storms are stronger, droughts are longer, the arctic ice is thin or non-existent and antarctica is melting faster than predicted. Through visiting visionaries and scientists young and old, the film explores the deep hope that we can turn away from the brink. And, just as we figure out drawdown, we face an added complexity, the release of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas in the arctic, that is now entering the atmsphere. As the film says: "Is it game over? Or is it game on? As we have at hand, the ability, the capacity, and solutions that can reverse global warming...not mitigate, not reduce, not stabilize, but reverse.'

A Journey to the Fumigated Towns (2018)



The filmmaker's journey across seven Argentine provinces, investigating the social and environmental consequences of the transgenic agricultural model with agricultural toxins. Today, in order to keep up with larger export quantities, it produces grains, meat and food with pesticides and chemicals.

The Devil We Know (2018)



Citizens in West Virginia battle a powerful corporation after learning that it has consciously been dumping a toxic chemical into the local water supply. Their investigation unearths that this chemical is actually found in the blood of 99.7% Americans.

An Inconvenient Truth (2006)


n Inconvenient Truth focuses on efforts to educate the public about the severity of the climate crisis. It intersperses exploration of data and predictions regarding climate change and its potential for disaster.

Bill Bradbury (former Oregon Secretary of State) begins his slide show on climate change; a comprehensive presentation replete with detailed graphs, flow charts and stark visuals. Bradbury shows off several majestic photographs of the Earth taken from multiple space missions, Earthrise and The Blue Marble.[8] Bradbury notes that these photos dramatically transformed the way we see the Earth, helping spark modern environmentalism.

Bill address the assumption that "the Earth is so big, we can't possibly have any lasting, harmful impact on the Earth's environment.

Throughout Bradbury discusses the scientific opinion on climate change, as well as the present and future effects of global warming and stresses that climate change "is really not a political issue, so much as a moral one," describing the consequences he believes global climate change will produce if the amount of human-generated greenhouse gases is not significantly reduced in the very near future. Bradbury also presents Antarctic ice coring data showing CO2 levels higher now than in the past 650,000 years.

The presentation includes segments intended to refute critics who say that global warming is unproven or that warming will be insignificant. For example, Bradbury discusses the possibility of the collapse of a major ice sheet in Greenland or in West Antarctica, either of which could raise global sea levels by approximately 20 feet (6 m), flooding coastal areas and producing 100 million refugees. Melt water from Greenland, because of its lower salinity, could then halt the currents that keep northern Europe warm and quickly trigger dramatic local cooling there. It also contains various short animated projections of what could happen to different animals more vulnerable to climate change.

The presentation ends with Bradbury arguing that if appropriate actions are taken soon, the effects of global warming can be successfully reversed by releasing less CO2 and planting more vegetation to consume existing CO2. Bradbury calls upon his viewers to learn how they can help him in these efforts.

"Each one of us is a cause of global warming, but each one of us can make choices to change that with the things we buy, the electricity we use, the cars we drive; we can make choices to bring our individual carbon emissions to zero. The solutions are in our hands, we just have to have the determination to make it happen. We have everything that we need to reduce carbon emissions, everything but political will. But in America, the will to act is a renewable resource."


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