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Ice on Fire

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.

Director(s): Leila Conners
Script: Thom Hartmann
Production: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson, Nancy Abraham, George DiCaprio, Lisa Heller, Harun Mehmedinovic, Mathew Schmid
Music: Jeremy Soule
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio
 
Year: 2019
Duration: 98 min
Our age recommendation: 16
Language (audio): English
Country of origin: United States
Shooting Locations: Switzerland, Germany, France, Norway, United States, Costa Rica, United Kingdom, Croatia
 
Screening rights: HBO ()

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Main topic(s): Climate Innovation
Secondary topics: renewables fossil fuel innovation climate
Mentions: climate change global warming carbon dioxide solar CO2 Trump methane coal carbon 14 permafrost kelp Paris direct air capture climeworks photosynthesis orbital marine power tidal turbine
Topic Page(s): Climate Innovation Frontpage Cover Slider

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