All life on earth is dependent on the climate, which has been changing ever since the creation of our planet. Today we observe: the climate is warming.
Various factors are driving the climate among which solar radiation is the most influential one. How much radiation is absorbed and reflected is, amongst other things, dependent on the atmospheric composition. Humans are changing the composition of earth’s atmosphere and are today discussed as a climate factor themselves. Building activities and the production of greenhouse gases from industry, transport and agriculture enhance the natural greenhouse effect. As a consequence, the climate is warming. Not only nature but also human beings suffer from this. Melting glaciers, sinking islands, storms, floods and droughts – global warming has many faces.
The most incisive films on climatic phenomena, climate change and its effects but also inspiration on the topic of climate protection and sustainability are collected here.
"In order to see clearly, changing one’s perspective is often enough”. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Wisdom of the Sands
Our Film Tips on "Climate"
Before The FloodLeonardo DiCaprio sets out to investigate the climate change topic by meeting people from all aorund the globe - very entertaining and enlightening. Further, he takes a look at what society can do to prevent the climatic catastrophe.
Chasing IceThis documentary tells the story of a man's mission to visualize the world's retreating glaciers by means of time-lapse imaging. Photographer James Balog thereby presents not only astonishing insight into this icy world but also undeniable evidence of climate change.
An inconvenient truthGlobal 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.
Meat the Truth“Meat the Truth” is a high-profile documentary, presented by belgian politician Marianne Thieme. It addresses the often ignored, but most important cause of climate change, namely: intensive livestock production. Livestock farming generates more greenhouse gas emissions worldwide than all cars, trucks, trains, boats and planes together.
Recipes for DisasterAn entertaining and funny documentary presenting thirteen recipes for disaster, or the efforts and difficulties of going on an “oil diet” by getting rid of daily, carbon intensive habits. John Webster and his family nicely illustrate the world’s addiction to oil, our individual contribution to the climate catastrophe and green alternatives to incorporate in everyday life.
StepsWinter sport and sustainability - will this ever be compatible? Yes! STEPS, a film by Swiss producer Sten Smola shows how and sets an excellent example itself by keeping the productions carbon footprint at a minimum: less than 3 % of a comparable film production.
The Island PresidentThe story about a small island state competing against the big world players: The film deals with Mohamen Nasheeds battle for a multilateral climate agreement at the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference 2009 in order to save the Maldives. Its successful outcome was considerably dependent on the Presidents commitment.
ThuleTuvaluA 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.
Ice & SkyAdventure 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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Most comfortably outdoors, in the midst of the marvels of nature: Felicitas Hoppeler has dedicated herself to the environment and will provide you here with loads of information worth seeing on the topic of climate, from the North to South Pole, and around the globe. Help her to find the best climate films – simply per Mail!