The fossil fuel industry is killing us. They have five times the amount of coal, gas and oil that is safe to burn — and they are planning on burning it all. Left to their own devices, they’ll push us past the brink of cataclysmic disaster — life as we know it will be irrevocably altered forever. Unless we rise up and fight back.
Do The Math chronicles follows the climate crusader Bill McKibben as he works with a rising global movement in a David-vs-Goliath fight to change the terrifying math of the climate crisis.
This growing groundswell of climate activists is going after the fossil fuel industry directly, energizing a movement like the ones that overturned the great immoral institutions of the past century, such as Apartheid in South Africa.
The film follows people who are putting their bodies on the line the Keystone XL Pipeline and leading universities and institutions to divest in the corporate polluters hellbent on burning fossil fuels no matter the cost.
The film also features a veritable who’s who of the climate movement including Dr. James Hansen (Director, NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies), Naomi Klein (Author, The Shock Doctrine), Lester Brown (President, Earth Policy Institute), Michael Brune (Executive Director, Sierra Club), Majora Carter (Founder, Sustainable South Bronx), Jessy Tolkan (Co-Executive Director of Citizen Engagement Laboratory), Phil Radford (Executive Director of Greenpeace), James Gustave Speth (Co-Founder of Natural Resources Defense Council), Mike Tidwell (Executive Director, CCAN), Van Jones (CNN Correspondent & Author, The Green Collar Economy), Bobby Kennedy Jr. (President, Waterkeeper Alliance ), among others.
Well done! Good point. Time to scrap the fossil fuel industry? Gasp!
Blasphemy! But that would impact all the ‘job creators’. Darn.
I don’t think we can completely stop using fossil fuels. But we can find
ways to use a lot less. I know nuclear energy can be dangerous but nuclear
power does not put greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. We need o find
ways to use solar, wind, and water power to harness energy. I like the idea
of building dams for hydroelectric power and to hell with the fish.
We are going to have to make some changes. There is no way out of that.
Global warming is chilling. eh ? cheers
trolls or schills, go away, or better yet, learn. for those who query CO2’s
effect, you’re wrong and have nothing useful to say. those tipping points
people go on about? we are in one right now. and even if the assumptions
about CO2 are wrong. so f***ing what! the precautionary principle DEMANDS
that we start cutting. this is no longer one of those future events the
Discovery channel likes so much. AGM is happening now and it’s worse than
we thought it would be.
we currently are at 1.7 degrees
What a truly awful film Roy. I do wish that the focus could be more sharply
drawn on the Shale Sands destruction of the environment in Canada and also
the other poisons Industry spews into the environment with impunity. Making
the polluters pay makes all the sense in the world. Turning it into a
religion as an excuse to terrorise an already terrorised Human Family is a
For deniers, A space bound infrared photon may now be intercepted by an
EXCESS co2 molecule, absorbed and re-emitted, hence the ice melting faster
than it should. Fear of a carbon tax is NOT valid as a scientific input,
however, can be used as a motivator towards the solution which is the
exponential growth of renewables via automation. Solar powers about .1% of
needs yet is growing at (at least) 1.33% per year. DO THE MATH: .133, .177,
year 3 is .235% and year 30 is 520%! IT’S DOABLE!
I mean, it is growing at (at least) 1.33 times per year.
The stone age didn’t end because we ran out of stones. The fossil fuel age
will not end because we’ve run out of oil, While there are ways out of the
fossil fuel age our subsidies of oil have us drowning in crude. Time to
pull the plug! Great video!!!
(Bente, step AWAY from the keyboard…)
I do not happen to think that there are any real democracies where votes
are given any consideration past the purpose of retaining a charade of
representative government, even that pretense is given little consideration
these days. Blaming the ‘Majority’, I don’t think i’m buying that.