Crucial documentary. The concern over climate change is not just some hippy-dippy concern about pink-spotted owls and fuzz-tufted oysters going extinct. It's an existential emergency. It's about how we can live, and WHETHER we can live, if things get much worse. And this is coming not from pointy-headed, lab-coat-wearing scientists. It's coming from no-nonsense military men and women, intelligence experts, threat analysts. The message is as clear as can be: the kind of rapid climate change that our over-reliance on fossil fuels is precipitating is an accelerant to conflict. This is already notable in, for example, Syria. If a portion of the Trump budget dedicated to upgrading military hardware were diverted to mitigating the effects of climate change, and acting to curb further climate change, it is possible that we could bring peace and safety at less cost, less risk, and with greater integrity.
The same 'ol same 'ol. Here is the problem, here is what needs to be done ...and nothing or little is actually done. These simply lip service PSAs for those who already know. It will give us the "privilege" to point a finger and say "SEE! We knew this would happen" while still being too chicken, selfish, greedy to make hard choices in whom you send to Washington. We elected the wrong person in 2016. Of the 3, only one was willing to break us to attempt to remold ourselves, but oh, no, it smells like socialism...
Our society is too stupid to do what needs doing. Nothing short of a global epidemic or global war will put us in the position of making those hard choices, by need or by force. So, until then, we are a society of mouth breathers whose primary goal is "getting more" rather than fixing what is clearly broken
I saw the film in DC after reading about it in the Washington Post. Being inside the beltway, i appreciated the even-handedness of the sensitive material - and the fact that it wasn't dry nor over-sensationalized - it was a true cinematic experience. Recommend the film to anyone who wants to understand the risk of climate change to national security - and be entertained while learning.
A must watch. Climate change is more than just rising sea levels and disappearing animals. The facts are that it will change human politics increase war and increase terrorism all for natural resources.