Climate

The strongest films and documentaries on climate change and global warming.

There are numerous elements that play into climate, solar radiation is the most influential of these. The levels of radiation absorbed and reflected partially depends on the atmospheric composition. As scientists are aware, we have begun to change the composition of Earth's atmosphere through our production of greenhouse gases in industry, agriculture and transport, and subsequently average global temperatures are rising. We have only just begun to determine the outcomes of this phenomenon, melting glaciers, sinking islands, floods, droughts, cyclones... global warming makes many threats.

Films on climatic phenomena, climate change causes and effects are listed below. Additionally, inspiration on the topic of climate protection and sustainability are also represented.

In order to see clearly, changing one’s perspective is often enough. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Wisdom of the Sands

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An Inconvenient Truth

Global warming is a real, man-made danger. This is the message that Al Gore, future Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, is spreading around the world both in an entertaining and scientific manner. A sequel to this film will be released in 2017.
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Recipes for Disaster

An entertaining documentary presenting thirteen 'recipes for disaster', the difficulties of going on an “oil diet” by getting rid of daily, carbon intensive habits. John Webster and his family illustrate the world’s addiction to oil, our individual contribution to the climate catastrophe and green alternatives that can be incorporated in everyday life.
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Chasing Ice

This documentary tells the story of one man's mission to visualize the world's retreating glaciers through time-lapse imaging. Photographer, James Balog, presents not only an astonishing insight into this icy world but also undeniable evidence of climate change.
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The Island President

The story of an island-state competing against world's biggest powers. Join Mohamen Nasheed's battle for a multilateral climate agreement at the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference 2009 in order to save the Maldives. The successful outcome of the conference was considerably dependent on this President's commitment.
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Meat the Truth

This a high-profile documentary, presented by Belgian politician Marianne Thieme, addresses the largely unfamiliar, but most significant contribution to climate change: intensive livestock production. Livestock farming generates more greenhouse gas emissions worldwide than all cars, trucks, trains, boats and planes together.
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Steps

Winter sport and sustainability - will it ever be compatible? Yes! "Steps", by Swiss producer Sten Smola sets an excellent example by keeping the production's carbon footprint at a minimum: less than 3 % of a comparable film production.
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ThuleTuvalu

A moving story about the inhabitants of Thule and Tuvalu, finding themselves in a race against time and climate change: while the ice is melting in the North of Greenland, rising sea levels endanger the Pacific island nation. They are facing an unknown future that lies way beyond their traditional way of life.
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Antartica: Ice & Sky

Adventure meets science: French glaciologist Claude Lorius unravels 800.000 years of climate history in Antarctica presenting first scientific evidence for climate change. "Ice & Sky" is an impressive film about passion and the search for knowledge in an extreme environment.
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Before the Flood

Leonardo DiCaprio sets out to investigate climate change by interviewing specialists from all around the globe - very entertaining and enlightening. He takes a look at what society can do to avert climatic catastrophe.
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The Human Element

Visual artist James Balog follows the elements and how their change is changing our lives. The quality of the film is its immediacy: Climate change is becoming the now and intimate personal matter. Great cinema, contemporary documentary and journalistic achievement all in one.

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Chasing Ice - Largest Glacier Calving Ever Filmed

NASA: Older Arctic Sea Ice Disappearing

NASA: Older Arctic Sea Ice Disappearing

Al Gore: The Case for Optimism on Climate Change (TED 2016)

Al Gore: The Case for Optimism on Climate Change (TED 2016)

GoPro: Polar Bears - The Quest for Sea Ice

GoPro: Polar Bears - The Quest for Sea Ice

Gapminder Video #10 - Carbon Dioxide

Gapminder Video #10 - Carbon Dioxide

This country isn't just carbon neutral — it's carbon negative | Tshering Tobgay

This country isn't just carbon neutral — it's carbon negative | Tshering Tobgay

Tom Wlaschiha: Klimawandel - unsere Verantwortung

Tom Wlaschiha: Klimawandel - unsere Verantwortung

My Country Will Be Underwater Soon -- Unless We Work Together | Anote Tong | TED Talks

My Country Will Be Underwater Soon -- Unless We Work Together | Anote Tong | TED Talks

Technologien für Nachhaltigkeit und Klimaschutz (CO2)

Technologien für Nachhaltigkeit und Klimaschutz (CO2)

The Gulf Stream Explained

The Gulf Stream Explained

How Whales Change Climate

How Whales Change Climate

Nature Is Speaking - Liam Neeson is Ice

Nature Is Speaking - Liam Neeson is Ice

Change for the Oceans

Change for the Oceans

Klimapalaver: Ist Klimawandel nicht etwas ganz Normales?

Klimapalaver: Ist Klimawandel nicht etwas ganz Normales?

Klimapalaver: Regionales Obst oder Import-Äpfel - Was ist schlechter fürs Klima?

Klimapalaver: Regionales Obst oder Import-Äpfel - Was ist schlechter fürs Klima?

Green World Rising - Restoration

Green World Rising - Restoration

California On Fire (Jeff Frost)

California On Fire (Jeff Frost)

Starving polar bear

Starving polar bear

Polar Bear Starving From Global Warming

Polar Bear Starving From Global Warming

Melting Away -- A look at climate change & the ski industry

Melting Away -- A look at climate change & the ski industry

Miami may be underwater by 2100

Miami may be underwater by 2100

Greta Thunberg | TEDxStockholm

Greta Thunberg | TEDxStockholm