In December 2007, the IPCC, the United Nations’ panel on climate change, received the Nobel Peace Prize. Its predictions for the future of our planet are alarming.
Screening on SBS on Sunday January 11 at 8.30pm is the docudrama Changing Climate, Changing Times
. The feature length film portrays a vision of Earth in 2075, based on the most recent findings of the IPCC.
What sort of Earth will our children inherit? According to Changing Climate, Changing Times
, millions of Africans will be on the march trying to escape the searing heat of their homeland. In the far north, the ice cap will be melting and many species will disappear.
How will humans survive drought, flood and invasion by swarms of insects which will rampage through Europe from Africa? How will different nations face up to the rise in refugees?
By using actors to portray four separate storylines, Changing Climate, Changing Times
follows their stories to recreate Earth in 2075. One story focuses on Idri and Faouzi, and their incredible journey across the desert to reach Europe. Another traces a woman called Grace who foresaw all the Earth's problems but whose warnings were ignored. In Bordeaux, the film settles on a winemaker called Julia, who saw the last of her vines wither in unrelenting drought. Finally, it follows Lotte and her husband Niels, and their efforts to mobilise the world and bring about change.
Changing Climate, Changing Times
uses stunning special effects to bring to life their blueprint for our future. Despite its alarming vision, the film claims this is a future which is not too late to change.
Don't miss Changing Climate, Changing Times on SBS Sunday Jan 11, 8.30pm