Published on Nov 26, 2015
Documentaries and Reports
In 1972, the study ‘Limits to Growth’ warned against the impact of capitalism. -click for more-
Did anyone act on it? It shows that Capitalism lies at the root of problems such as overpopulation and environmental pollution, yet few seem to be aware of the connection.
After its publication in 1972, the Club of Rome’s study, “Limits to Growth,” came to epitomize a historical turning point. The book calls into question the fundamental principle of the American economic ideology of capitalism, with its insatiable pursuit of growth. However, the work did not just pillory contemporary practices. It also warned of the extremely diverse and massive consequences for all of humanity. Although there is scarcely any doubt as to the validity of the study and its 1992 successor, “Beyond the Limits,” governments worldwide have done very little to solve the major problems. Topics such as overpopulation, environmental pollution, depletion of resources, and consumption are now familiar to everyone, but few people are aware of the impact they can have in the context of exponential growth on Earth, and therefore on all of humanity. This documentary sheds light on the effect the work has had on public perceptions in the past four decades.
Date 25.11.2015 Duration 42:30 mins.
Published on Nov 29, 2016
An extract from Liberatum’s documentary In this Climate, in which a range of cultural and environmental figures including Noam Chomsky, David Attenborough and Mark Ruffalo respond to the threat of climate change and to the deniers.
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The full-length film is scheduled for release before the World Economic Forum in January 2017.
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Published on Oct 26, 2012
Sir David Attenborough: ‘Climate change dangers worse than we thought’
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The Guardian interviews Sir David Attenborough about the impact of climate change and population growth.
The broadcaster and naturalist says scientists and environmentalists have been cautious of overstating the dangers of global warming, but recent evidence of melting polar caps shows the situation is worse than had been thought. He also discusses population growth and disappearing habitats.
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Uploaded on Oct 22, 2006
The legendary broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough was long unsure about the causes of the observed climate warming. In his documentary, The Truth About Climate Change, he sheds doubt and explains what convinced him.
Climate models based on purely natural processes such as solar activity and volcanic eruptions fail to explain the observed change in Earth’s climate in the latter part of the 20th century. Models factoring in the human impact, that is, the increase of carbon dioxide in the athmosphere, depict the transpired warming accurately, however.
Published on Mar 15, 2017
An interview covering neoliberalism, migration, Brexit, Trump, community-building, climate change, democracy, power, globalization, and lots more.
George Monbiot’s bestselling book How Did We Get Into This Mess? is now out in paperback.
Published on Dec 7, 2015
We sit down with Naomi Klein to speak about Paris, why climate change is threatening to elite power, and why when it comes to dealing with the crisis, we need to temper our fears with hope for the future.
Recorded for The Elephant podcast
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Host: Kevin Caners
Published on Feb 2, 2016
Guardian columnist George Monbiot is one of the foremost progressive political thinkers in Britain today, one who has long put a spotlight on environmental issues, particularly those ignored by the mainstream press. He joins us The Elephant to talk about how the climate change crisis isn’t just an isolated problem, but one that is intimately intersected with other major problems we’re facing in our societies – from the run-away political power of corporations, to the rampant consumerism that dominates our culture.
Recorded for The Elephant Podcast
Host: Kevin Caners
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Exploring Climate Change
Published on May 13, 2015
Barrow, Alaska bills itself as the “top of the world”, 1,200 miles from the North Pole. Search online for “Barrow” and you will get the same headline over and over: “Barrow is ground zero for climate change”.
AMS-certified meteorologist Greg Fishel visits the “top of the world” to explore climate change and ask, “is there a direct connection between human behavior and climate change?”