Do the Math – The Movie

The fossil fuel industry is killing us. They have five […]

Post Author:

Climate State

Date Posted:

May 2, 2013

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.

About the Author: Climate State

Profile photo ofadmin
Climate State covers the broad spectrum of climate change, and the solutions, since around 2011 with the focus on the sciences. Views expressed on this site or on social media are not necessarily the views by Climate State – we endorse data, facts, empirical evidence.


  1. redoleary November 24, 2012 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    Well done! Good point. Time to scrap the fossil fuel industry? Gasp!
    Blasphemy! But that would impact all the ‘job creators’. Darn.

  2. ChristShepherd November 24, 2012 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    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.

  3. jeffreydebra1 November 25, 2012 at 7:46 am - Reply

    We are going to have to make some changes. There is no way out of that.

  4. nedladdy November 25, 2012 at 10:52 am - Reply

    Global warming is chilling. eh ? cheers

  5. raverdeath100 November 25, 2012 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    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.

  6. jackie castle January 9, 2013 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    we currently are at 1.7 degrees

  7. stampingdragon January 15, 2013 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    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

  8. fireofenergy March 26, 2013 at 2:53 am - Reply

    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!

  9. fireofenergy March 26, 2013 at 2:58 am - Reply

    I mean, it is growing at (at least) 1.33 times per year.

  10. niagaralandtrust June 5, 2013 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    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!!!

  11. 3salamanders June 6, 2013 at 1:03 am - Reply

    (Bente, step AWAY from the keyboard…)

  12. stampingdragon July 11, 2013 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    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.

See also  Drop in Renewable Energy Costs leads to Record Global Boost

Leave a Reply

Tags: (2023)
Views: 166(2023)
post contents

The Climate State Newsletter