Climate has driven life on Earth to evolve in the most extraordinary ways. The Earth's climate has been in flux since the formation of our planet. Today, we observe that the climate is changing faster than ever before and industrialised humans are the cause.
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
Our Film Tips on "Climate"
Before The FloodLeonardo 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.
Chasing IceThis 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.
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. A sequel to this film will be released in 2017.
Meat the TruthThis 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.
Recipes for DisasterAn 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.
StepsWinter 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.
The Island PresidentThe 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.
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!