A fictional archivist living alone in the future world of 2055 spends his days looking at old footage from the years leading up to 2015 when a cataclysmic climate change took place. He asks why Earth's inhabitants did nothing to reverse the effects of climate change while they still had the chance.
Explores the debate surrounding global warming and the disconnect between the concerns of prominent scientists and the misinformation often disseminated by politicians, PR specialists, and political pundits. Mixes a localized focus on Ireland with insights from scientists and leaders from around the world.
Chronicles the efforts of nature photographer James Balog to document the receding of the Solheim glacier in Iceland, a consequence of climate change and global warming, in which strategically placed cameras would take one picture every hour for three years.
Four years ago, climate change was hot. Today, public opinion about the climate issue has cooled, and politicians either ignore the issue or loudly proclaim their skepticism of scientific evidence that human activity is imperiling the planet. What's behind this reversal?
Explores the global human impact of climate change and its destabilizing effect on international politics. Whether human-caused or a product of nature, the changing climate is already creating humanitarian disasters and will inevitably lead to worldwide political instability.
Join scientists on a quest to better understand the weather and climate machine called Earth. Why do scientists overwhelmingly agree that the climate is changing, and how can humans be resilient, even thrive, in the face of enormous change?
Explores the indelible footprint that humans have left on this planet, and the catastrophic effects of environmental neglect and abuse, and calls for restorative action through a reshaping of human activity.
Documentary about the rising concerns of global warming and its effects on Earth's ecosystems and the flow of the Gulf Stream. Demonstrates how the disruption of ocean currents, the natural circulation of water known as the Gulf Stream, will provoke unstoppable changes that will result in the next ice age.
Under pressure from governments, green groups, and investors, big businesses, such as the oil and coal companies, electric utilities, and automobile manufacturers, are promising to reshape their approach to the environment, climate change, and carbon emissions. Shows how some corporations around the world are fighting to fend off new regulations while others are repositioning themselves to meet these challenges.
Examines the effect of climate change and the resulting rise in sea level and increasing salinity on the Pacific island nation of Kiribati. Explores the deteriorating conditions that threaten the people and culture of Kiribati as they plan for a time when they no longer have a nation.
Puts a human face on the international climate change debate ... While the policy makers and scientists argue about when and how much to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the next twenty years, many Pacific Islanders are wondering if they will have a future.
The melting of the arctic polar ice has allowed the opening of a new maritime route between the Atlantic and the Pacific far shorter than the Panama or Suez Canals. Even though the route, going through an extremely vulnerable environment, is still considered dangerous, industrial countries are already coveting its possibilities. The documentary examines the many issues involved in this potential conflict between ecology and geopolitics.
Two places at the edge of our planet are making headlines due to climate change. Thule, Greenland, because of record ice melts there; and Tuvalu, because this remote Pacific island nation is one of the first countries on the verge of sinking as a result of rising sea levels. The film portrays how they are forced to abandon their traditional way of life as they move towards an unknown future.
The greatest impacts from climate change will not be warmer temperatures but water shortages. There exist solutions that will make us rethink everything from how we use water, to where we live, to who owns water.
"The wisdom to survive accepts the consensus of scientists that climate change has already arrived, and asks, what is keeping us from action? The film explores how unlimited growth and greed are destroying the life support system of the planet, the social fabric of society, and the lives of billions of people.