Endgame 2050

Endgame 2050

2020, Environment  -   15 Comments
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Ratings: 5.60/10 from 43 users.

For many years, we have all been warned about the approaching doom promised by climate change. But what might that future actually look like? Endgame 2050 looks three decades into our future to visualize the fate that awaits us all if we do not act now.

The film opens with a 15-minute narrative short that imagines that potential future. In these scenarios, we have systematically decimated the complex bio-diversities which have developed over the course of billions of years. Many species of wildlife have been made extinct. The plague of manmade emissions has decimated infrastructure, acidified the oceans, and generated intense social unrest. In spite of overwhelming physical evidence, a sizeable portion of our population continues to spin dangerous and irresponsible conspiracies.

This presentation is a bit hokey in its presentation, but its messages are nevertheless transmitted directly and effectively.

From there, a panel of biologists and climate scientists join musician Moby for an in-depth, feature-length discussion of the consequences of continued inaction. They speak to the rising pH levels in our oceans, and how that might gravely impact the amount of oxygen in our atmosphere. Our global population has tripled over the course of a single lifetime. This overpopulation has put a particular strain on our resources - from the land we reside on to the food supplies we consume to the classrooms that house our education system.

The film also touches upon the issues of widespread deforestation, melting glaciers, the wastefulness and unspeakable cruelties that run rampant in our agricultural industry, and the untenable amount of CO2 emissions that are choking our atmosphere.

Much of the film plays like an apocalyptic nightmare. Cynicism does creep in throughout, but there are morsels of hope to be found along the way. In order to meaningfully turn the tides of climate devastation, the filmmakers encourage us to assume a healthier plant-based diet, and lobby for improved gender equality and reproductive rights.

The film is admirable in its determination not to sugarcoat the current state of our environment, and what it means for the health and longevity of every species that populate this planet.

Directed by: Sofia Pineda Ochoa

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15 Comments / User Reviews

  1. Devil Travels

    That little play seemed forced and filled with open ended conversatrions. They should have hired a more talented story writer, one more rooted on reality.
    Notice how they tiptoed around corporations.

  2. Jackal

    What a wonderful source of information for all of us. After 80+ years it is going to be very difficult for me to start over as a vegan. Choosing fruits, vegetables, nuts, etc., is something I already do to for more than 50% of my meals, but some fish, chicken, pork and beef is necessary. And what would I do without my 2% milk on my cereal bowl in the morning? I make up for it by have a vegan daughter, I guess. And only 3 children, two of which have opted not to have children. Smart parenting, I guess :))

  3. Konrad

    Only by reading the intro for the "documentary" I said this is horse manure.

    1. Jackal

      You are obviously one of those Trump morons. Really? Is that how you learn things? Read the first paragraph of a book?

  4. suzanne petersen

    what do you think about in-vitro meat, where you can produce meat f rom the stem cells of cattle, chicken, fish, pigs without raising and feeding massive amounts of these animal's in horrible conditions and then torturing and killing them? The technology is here , dumbasses . Maybe you should check it out and find another wa y to save the world.

  5. User-1

    We came this close > < to having an idiot being our world leader for another 4 yrs. Hopefully we can start seeing some change with Biden leading and progressives whispering in his ear.

    Also it's about we finally start seeing vids on acknowledging that there's a population problem. Bout time!

    1. suzanne petersen

      The population problem is that we have to many rich americans. pe ople in thirld world countries are not consuming resources

  6. srwend

    I was disappointed that the documentary didn't talk about the waste with Amazon and the boxes and the waste from transportation. Instead it focused on cow farts.
    There are some very good points that we, as a world, need to work on but when it is mingled with so much false information then the whole documentary is useless.

  7. Kenneth

    There can not be infinite growth on a world with finite resources. Pure capitalization as an economic theory should be voted off this island. Or greed will end us.

    1. Devil Travels

      Keep in mind the Earth isn't the only place in the universe. The universe, just our solar system, has enough resources to last us a normal species life span if only we just go out there and get it.
      That's the problem. We keep viewing resources as limited to this one planet, so greed breeds in the illusion of limited resources.

  8. CCRider

    This is a very good doc. Please do not listen to the bad reviews. It is disturbing, and it is unpleasant to think about, but it needs to be faced, and dealt with, as best we can. Otherwise, agree with the doc, we don't deserve to be on this planet. I did not have children, but you would think that those of us who did, would care more than I do. If we don't, then the children, and grandchildren, will pay the price of our inaction. That's the reality, it is not being an alarmist. Like they guy said in the doc, we have an over abundance of morons, that's a fact.

  9. Jean-Pierre Tardif

    Stupid alarmists

    1. Devil Travels

      not really alamists. More like blinded emotionalists. The drama is exaggerated and narrow in view.
      Yes, the individual facts are accurate, but, as usual, the failure is in the analysis.
      There is a solution if we look beyond this speck of dust in the universe.

  10. GunnarInLA

    ...viewers didn't approve of this much...
    ...anyway, "we" have forfeited the privilege to dwell on this miraculous planet...completely...we ARE...the "morons" of the galaxy...(this won't get me too many new "friends"...)

  11. Roger Andout

    I'd very much like to see scientific research into the immediate effects of fewer humans, or am I mentioning the (nearing extinct) elephant in the room.