Before the flood

This is a must watch movie for everyone. When a mainstream artist and prominent voice puts a documentary such as this in the public domain, then we should all pay attention. Whether you are a climate old hack or novice, this movie frames where we are currently at and sets out the challenge we all face clearly before us.

There is only one mainstream political party globally that still officially disputes the science, however unfortunately that is one just voted into office in the US. The Paris Agreement has now been ratified and politics aside, nothing is going to stop the climate clock ticking than our own mass collective action.

Before the flood
If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know? Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction.

He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news.

Some prefer to duck the science and focus on the responses. We can’t solve this problem, it si not going to go away and no single fix of technological break through is going to do that, we have to change our thinking. Let us think in terms of intelligent responses not solutions. we have to build an economy that sequestrates carbon, that rewards the efficient use of resources and escapes the reliance on economic growth. Sound ambitious? Well the ideas are already in place and well established around the globe, its call permaculture.

Bill Mollison, the founder of permaculture passed away in September this year, leaving behind an extraordinary legacy, to get a flavour of what it is all about there is not better place to start than with this documentary from the late 80’s; In Grave Danger of Falling Food.

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