Documentary Review: Before the Flood

The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch

DiCaprio, in his journeys across the world accounts for terrible climate change driven events:

  1. In the US, in Miami and Florida, rising sea levels forced the city government to raise its roads to borrow time — another 50 years (or less) to not let the city drown in rising sea waters
  2. The depletion of Boreal forests and its rich ecosystem, in Canada due to Tar sands oil extraction
  3. High up the Arctic circle, how ice, otherwise deep blue and strong, has turned into ice-cream like, that melts alarmingly quickly. An estimate of 100s of cubic km of ice had melted at the time of shooting the documentary. The Arctic region acts as an Air Conditioner for the northern hemisphere and if no ice remains, then the world is prone to changing currents and weather patterns leading to floods and droughts more catastrophic.
  4. Excessive coal consumption in China and its adverse effects on health which brought about a citizen driven movement against pollution. They use a live database of pollution map of various companies to get companies to follow standards
  5. In India, how just one nonseasonal rain destroys lands and lands of crops leaving the poor more prone to adversities.

Is Climate Change a recent phenomenon?

Carbon Footprint and Carbon Tax for Nudge

Paris Climate Summit

  1. Germany gets 30% of its electricity from Solar and wind
  2. On some days Denmark produces 100% of its energy from wind and solar
  3. Sweden is on to become the world’s first fossil fuel free nation

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MBA Candidate | I write about sustainability, wellness, books and life experiences. Constantly on the lookout to reduce, replace and refurbish.

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