Ice on Fire
Trailer (Audio:: English, no subtitles)
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.'
"Ice on Fire" shows, in addition to the current presentation of the climate crisis, exciting solutions, in particular reforestation, kelp cultivation, CO2 extraction (Climax Works from Zurich), tidal energy and artificial photosynthesis use.
|Production:||Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson, Nancy Abraham, George DiCaprio, Lisa Heller, Harun Mehmedinovic, Mathew Schmid|
|Our age recommendation:||16|
|Country of origin:||United States|
|Shooting Locations:||Switzerland, Germany, France, Norway, United States, Costa Rica, United Kingdom, Croatia|
|Screening rights:||HBO ()|
I don’t remember the last time I changed my mind so many times about a documentary over the course of a single screening. First, “this is hopelessly dreary.” Then: “No, actually it’s pretty smart and quite optimistic.” “No, it’s too choppy.” “No-it’s good, even funny.” “Well… maybe not funny but…” – Paste Magazine by Amy Glynn
Actor-producer and activist Leonardo DiCaprio, director Leila Connors and writer-consultant Thom Hartmann, who all collaborated on the 2007 environmental documentary "The 11th Hour", team up again for another measured, well-illustrated and highly persuasive examination of climate change – Hollywood Reporter by Leslie Felperin
Host a Screening