A Climate of Change

2014 ,    »  -   18 Comments
Ratings: 6.29/10 from 65 users.
A Climate of Change

Produced as a prelude to the 2015 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Canadian production A Climate of Change relies on the expert insights of several revered scientists to debunk the skepticism of global warming deniers and advocate for greater urgency in preventing further planetary abuse. Armed with easily understandable testimony and clear and concise evidence, the film hopes to put an end to the debate and begin the search for real solutions to an ever-worsening global crisis.

The scientists featured in the film speak to the various aspects of the climate change crisis. Dr. Kimberly Strong, a Professor Physics at the University of Toronto, dedicates her professional research career to the measurement and study of gasses and other pollutants in the atmosphere. Her findings indicate a dangerous trend of ozone depletion.

Dr. John Smol, Professor of Biology at Queen's University, speaks of the changes occurring in the Arctic region. From there, scientists can comfortably predict the global changes to come. What they find in the Arctic is immensely troubling, as ancient ponds and lakes are shallowing at an alarming rate. Richard Peltier, the Director of the Centre for Global Change Science, outlines the dangers inherent in our rising sea levels, which are caused in significant measure by melting ice sheets and warming climates.

Additional experts explain the science behind water contamination, extreme weather conditions, flooding, CO2 emissions, and Canada's own checkered history of environmental advocacy. Each scientists concurs that the entirety of the issue is not solely caused by humans, but further catastrophe can be avoided if our species is willing to take the appropriate steps to act.

The climate change movement has suffered in part by the inactivity of a younger generation that feels overwhelmed and consumed by daily struggles, and helpless in their ability to affect change within such a far-reaching crisis. The film makes great use of statistics and graphs to illustrate the extent of the crisis, but it realizes this alone is not enough to affect real change. A Climate for Change also offers valuable and practical solutions in which everyone can take part. It's not enough to know the problem, the film says. You must also know how you can be a part of the solution.

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18 Comments / User Reviews

  1. Salva Sanchez

    No mention of the skies being plastered with chemtrails daily that is mixed into jet fuel nor do you mention H.A.A.R.P. technology Weather Modification so, you wasted your time and OUR precious time in the making and presenting this 'video'.

  2. docc

    Unless people are willing to understand having children is greedy and understand population growth must be limited to 2 children per mother, we are doomed!!! Without this first step we are just going to be taxed until global civil wars are a standard.

    Or am I the greedy one, by not having kids???

  3. spencer frame

    what a load of crap.... humans are not responsible

  4. Hans Nötig

    All those ppl who are saying, climat change is not happening are the reason our planet is doomed. What must be wrong in someones head to denie the biggest problem humanity has ever faced!!!

  5. Neil Wilson

    Why is there music playing ?? I am trying to listen to what is being said

  6. Brad

    I wish all climate change deniers would simply challenge the necessity of breathing for say 5-6 minutes, as both arguments are alike in validity. Do some bloody research fools. 5 degree change over last 10 000 years, 1 degree in last 100 years since the industrial revolution took hold. That sum it up for you children?

  7. Craig

    Advocate of climate change, its a disgrace in many ways. Significant challenges lie ahead. We all have a footprint, but you lost me when this guy presenting it is throwing cigarette butts into the environment and eating Mcdonalds? Not rocket science that eating meat is one of the biggest contributors of green house gases via methane. Ridiculous presentation of a serious topic... :(

  8. Dave

    The idea of over-population is absurd to say the least, at present every human could have 1 acre of land in Australia and leave all other countries empty. Greenhouse gas? Chemtrails are the main proponents of this bizarre rise and yet no one is asking questions or telling the governments to stop spraying! We are on a major decline because the ptb are losing their control over us, before long we will all be involved in civil or world war because of new constraints being issued daily into the populace.

  9. Karl

    Serious and complex problems need compelling research, accruate reporting, and equally compelling presentations to move countries and blocks to action.

    We have the research showing significant changes as a result of industrialization. The data are consistent. But explications of those data have been mixed with both over-blown claims, junk science, and outright hypocracy (think Al Gore).

    These types of rhetorical tactics always produce conspiracy theorist who end up denying the causal account due to ad hominems, strawman and genetic fallacies. Like haulocaust deniers, they quickly become immune to data and explication.

    Well-crafted documentaries are needed and this one had some good animations, sat videos, and interviews. But the director may need to watch Frontline e a few more times as he seemed to get in the way of his message, as others have noted.

  10. Jan de Boer

    There is a climate change. I have no doubt about that. And my opinion is based on a Master degree at a technical university and many years designing and research.
    The main problem in fighting this climate change are the outsiders like Al Gore, who pretend to know the cause without understanding what is really going on and are exchanging cause and result. Add to that all those politicians who are addicted to the tax on carbon dioxide and are wasting that income on their political hobbies.
    First, carbon dioxide is not the cause of the climate change, but only a symptom. If CO2 would be the cause, then the temperature on Venus would be several thousands degrees Celsius, more than ten times higher than it is now, because the greenhouse effect on Venus is more than 250,000 times higher than on Earth. At the same time Venus is nearer to the Sun and gets twice the heat input compared to Earth.
    It is my considered opinion that humanity caused the change by cutting too many trees and by causing an immense desertification. The solution is quite simple: reverse the desertification and start planting trees. We don't need to do research to find out how. The research has already been done by Mr Allan Savory, watch here on TED. his talk “How to green the world's deserts and reverse climate change” and the fantastic results he scored. Someone else produced similar results on tree planting, made also a talk on TED, but I don't remember his name. Both solutions will also result in reducing the quantity of carbon dioxide in the air and have the same valuable property that they actually produce financial profit in addition to saving the climate and preventing flooding of various areas, like my own Dutch country.
    Regretfully I'm also convinced that the above will be ridiculed and ignored. The politicians have already silenced all previous protest against blaming CO2 as cause.

  11. Leto

    Holy smokes some of you pseudo intellectuals really think that playing tha contrarian card with 20% of the information required is enough to bamboozle those of us who have actually studied this with a science based approach???

    JAN DE BOER... You should really re study 90% of the points you made....

    Al Gore was a spokesman for scientists. .. and nothing he said was actually off... he was more conservative than reality as many of the things that the scientists informed him would happen, that he relayed to the public... actually happened earlier and faster than predicted.

    Cap and Trade is a mechanism in order to get carbon cut... it is not the goal to just suckle on a Co2 tax forever. .. it is there to help the massively subsidized hydrocarbon energy products to be dropped faster and renewable adopted quicker....

    The atmosphere of Venus actually reflects more heat away from the planet than it receives. So your multi thousands number is a bit off.

    You are correct that cutting down for rests and desertification is a massive issue, and yet it is another facet of what must be done to fix this systemic and catastrophic issue of AGW...

    It is perplexing how you can see on one hand that issue clearly... but on the other hand try to dismiss the gigatons of CO2 we dump into the atmosphere annually. .

    Anyway Jan not totally picking on you, as at least there are slivers of sense in your thoughts... however there are some blemishes that I could not ignore as I hate to see someone mix the turds of climate denialists in the punch bowl.

  12. josh millican

    That was awesome ... I'm not pretending these issues dont exist ... In fact they are heavy on my mind .. And it very well might be too late but society can try .. And I wanna be a part of that effort.. I just have to ...

  13. Dirk C Rezelman

    This is a serious subject, requiring a more disciplinede communications approach. Given this the presenter seems to be intent on exhibiting his own hand-wringing, anguished actions (smoking, eating, polluting) as surrogates for serious thoughts about carelessness and habitual acceptance of societal and cultural living patterns. There are of course destructive downsides to all Western technological legacies, easily exploited by `developing nations' demanding hard cash from guilt-ridden`have' states for decreasing their carbon footprints and then using this foreign aid to pad their private wallets, patronize political cronies and give high-sounding environmental posts to close relatives. South Africa, for example with one of the highest unemployment rates in the world, gross inequality, regular service delivery violence and riots, dispatched more than 130 `delegates' to the recent Paris jamboree on climate change. They did not camp in tents under the Arc of Triumph, I assure you.

  14. nica cervo

    just be good to planet earth. it is for us absolutely!

  15. Clayton

    All the problems we face can be solved in a decade with the right education, economic planning, media coverage and most of all the right farming practices!

  16. CJ Tims

    Yikes! Everyone here is crazy with certainty.

  17. Mike

    The republicans ruled there for years, and pushed through BS anti environmental legislation. People have finally woken up in Canada. Maybe now they can start repairing the damage. Thank god they voted them all out last year.

  18. Southab403

    How could anyone live on one acre of land with no water or food production capability??? Overpopulation is a strain on sustainability. The climate is changing (as it always will). The threat is more about the climate changing faster than ecology can keep up with as people place more and more demands upon a stressed environment.

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