The Race is On

2019, Environment  -   14 Comments
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Ratings: 6.96/10 from 23 users.

The race in question is the one we must take to avoid future climate catastrophe. Subtitled Secrets and Solutions, The Race is On paints a stark portrait of the current state of global warming, but offers notes of hopeful idealism as it outlines the power we still possess to save our planet.

Produced in the UK, the film offers insights from top climate scientists who describe our current dilemma and provide evidence-based speculations on what might occur if we do nothing in response.

We see the traces of climate change all around us in the form of heat waves, droughts, severe weather events and rising sea levels. The scientists in the film concur that if meaningful action is not taken, these events will occur far more frequently, and will inevitably place millions of our global citizens at risk while decimating some of the most populated cities around the world. The scientists also speak to scale of the changes required to avoid these harsh predictions, and the amount of time we have to implement them for the betterment of mankind.

According to the film, one of the keys to survival lies in the transformation of how we produce and consume energy. The UK is currently working to embrace this industrial and social revolution. We are told that the popularity of solar panels has increased ten-fold over the past decades, and that wind power currently satisfies about 15% of the country's energy demands. If efforts like these are embraced across the globe, dangerous emissions will be greatly reduced and could retrieve us from the brink of an apocalyptic scenario.

The opportunities are there, but the will must follow. The film explores the need of governments and world economies to adopt and incentivize these innovations, but it also goes much further. Some of the film's most insightful moments come when the narrative shifts to our own personal living habits - how we eat, shop and inhabit the world around us - and how we should demand that our economy models regard us as more than mere consumers.

The Race is On engages its audience on both a scientific and a deeply personal level.

Directed by: Paul Maple

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14 Comments / User Reviews

  1. Robert Thomas

    The climate trolls are out in force.

  2. Voluntaryist

    This "We're all going to die" scenario is nothing new. It's "propaganda as usual" to achieve more political power, more control with less outcry, more public support from the exploited to make the exploiters work easier. Don't listen. Live your life as free as possible in this unfree world.

  3. Jean-Pierre Tardif

    So simple. The reason why IPCC -a UN orgainsation- is a story of horror. But the bottom line is easy to understand: the elite, the new world order, those who are controlling the planet thought it would be a nice idea to bring humanity down thinking there are to many useless eaters in this world. They felt they were losing control. They thought that they would loose their mighty richness if the world population would continue growing... So they manage to plan a massive deception scam... « Let’s make people think that the world is heading for a desastrous situation. Let’s build a tremendously big scenario in wich the humans play the bad guy role... that they are responsible for the destruction of the world...! »

    And so, they did just that by spreading all those fake news and all those unscientific facts trying to prove humanity is bad for the world: the concept of environmental footprint was born. Starting from this concept IPCC’s work would do the rest influencing medias, governments and stupid incompetent scientists to spread the news - there are information, books, documentaries, people who loose their job fighting this scam science, get informed!. And here we are today. I’m afraid the elite is succeeding... because a part of the population is desperately thinking thinks that just don’t make any sense. Like it’s bad for the planet to have children... By eating dead human bodies you could save the world... Let me make a little prophesy here: the next step in this sick philosophy will be to consider that humans are exhaling CO2 so they must die after they lived 50 years on this earth. They have polluted enough so let’s kill those old people those useless breathers! Will humanity go there? If the alarmists tendencies continue like that it’s just a matter of time. Hope I’m wrong. Meanwhile a young girl is alarming the world making this farce a monster. Alarmism will provoque more troubles than any amount of C02 in the atmosphere. Cause science- the real one- is about discussion of ideas... it's not about dogma and secrets like it is run today by IPCC.

  4. Jean-Pierre Tardif

    Climat change is a f**king farce. The alarmist state in wich we bath is far most dangerous than this so called climate change scam. Because people are so damned down by these lies that they simply give up.... accusing human beings responsible for all evil in the world. Some even say having children is bad for the planet... This is dangerous. Far more dangerous then this false climate crisis. C02 is not a pollutant gaz. Period.

  5. Konrad

    I only read the intro. Nevermind watching this crap. This is total hogwash and propaganda.

  6. Paul

    global warming and the only way to help is give government (who are the biggest polluters) more money n power. Sorry :( i'm from the 80's when we were going into an ice age for the same reason. If i wanted something to worry about? try this GRAND SOLAR MINIMUM. Stop listening to the fear mongers. Disconect from it and live your life.

  7. Devil Travels

    We can't stop global warming. All we can do is mitigate human caused factors until we, as a species, get off this planet.
    You see, the sun is slowly dying and as it dies, it will increase it's heat until life is no longer possible on this planet. And we only have about 200 million years to escape this planet and this solar system.
    It's time humans stop being myopic.

    1. GunnarInLA

      ...and exactly why should we worry about "humans" surviving..?

  8. Mr M

    It's not you; it's not CO2; it's the Sun.
    GSM 2019 to 2055. Natural solar cycles + Earth magnetic pole shift.
    Man made climate change is fake news.

    1. Numbnutsforclimatechange

      Interesting; where did you study science? You seem to have found the smoking gun that apparently has missed all the climate scientists in the world!

  9. louvin rivard

    you stupid ******* make the assumption that the people are responsible , when it is the government and corporations that paid the politicians and lobbied the government to get their way up to this point , THE PEOPLE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR MESS.

    1. Devil Travels

      Inaccurate. The people are willing participants as consumers. The people are part of the supply and demand cycle. It is the hedonistic greed that is the nature of humans which drives the growth and the heat pollution associated with that.

    2. Lulu

      government and corporations are run by people, elected by people and supported by people. We are all in this together.

    3. GunnarInLA

      ...if only it were so...