re-telling climate change stories

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This film is an explanation of the current climate science. The film talks to three scientists who talk about humanity’s part in the earth's future. While they express great concern for finding solutions, they also address that they have ideas and ways to combat the issue in the future. One scientist asserts, “renewable energy is a marketing issue.”

This film does a good job at highlighting the difference between a life with a large carbon footprint vs. a life with a smaller carbon footprint. The film does a good job at giving the audience ways to be more climate conscious in their everyday lives.

Generation Climate Change is about the future of life on earth with a warming climate. The producer talks with James White, a Climate Change specialist and the director of INSTAAR at the University of Colorado. Their discussion revolves around changes humanity will need to make once the weather patterns change a significant amount.

This short film is a story about two college students who consume very high amounts of energy. Their landlord comes to inform them they need to cut back on their consumption.

This is a documentary style film about modern agriculture. It highlights the differences between our current methods and the way we harvested food in the past. It shows the importance of eating locally in order to reduce carbon emissions.

 

Snow is about how Colorado’s economy will be affected by the decrease in snowfall. The producer shows how mountain resorts have already have had issues and have needed to create artificial snow. This film does a good job at explaining the decrease in snowfall affects more than just skiers and snowboarders, but the entire Colorado community.

This film uses humor to convey the need to act now. The producer uses unintelligent surfers to tell stories about the current climate reality. This short is a lighthearted and funny film to watch.

“Today’s choices are tomorrow’s climate.” This short film expresses the severity of the climate change issue. It engages the audience to become enlightened and act now.

This short film is an animation explaining the reality of climate change. The audience becomes educated on a scary future, yet the tone of this film remains positive by encouraging people to do their small part.

 

This short film is a comedy about a young woman’s struggle to find her place in the midst of our climate change story. She is eager to make a difference and learns the power of communication through a camera. The story also touches on issues surround recycling.

 

Melt is a short film about raising awareness about our disappearing ice glaciers. Two girls exemplify a grassroots campaign and hit the streets to save the glaciers.

This short film is symbolic of the politics regarding the climate change issue today. The producer uses the emotion of fear to explain that society needs to start getting scared about the projected ways climate change can change our future.  He explains that once people start getting scared they can realize the severity of the issues ahead and work to create bigger positive change.

This film shows the ways in which we can make small changes that would help the environment.  The filmmaker follows a young male who shows different ways of life, one less beneficial to the environment, and one more. At the end, the viewer sees the amount of carbon each way of life produced, which encourages the audience to make positive changes.

This film talks to an environmental studies student and an agricultural specialist about what “organic” means. The film reveals the truth about our agriculture system and supports local farming.

This film explains how Aquaponics is a great tool to use for a sustainable future. This energy efficient exercise uses fish to grow crops. The film is great to introduce this new and exciting way to produce agriculture.

This short film is about finding new ways to reduce our carbon footprint. The creator shows her story of using bicycle systems for transportation. Sidonie eventually finds a solution and helps her community implement a bike system.