The Age of Consequences
USA | 2016 | 80 min • documentary feature
  • Vorticity
Showings
Mary D. Fisher TheatreFri, Feb 24 12:00 PM Sold Out  
 
Film Info
Event Type:documentary feature
Film Type:documentary feature
Release Year:2016
Run Time:80
Production Country:USA
Trailer:vimeo.com/189104269
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jared P. Scott
Executive Producer(s):Sophie Robinson
Producer(s):Jared P. Scott
Kelly Nyks
Screenwriter:Jared P. Scott
Description

‘The Hurt Locker’ meets ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, "The Age of Consequences" is the investigation of climate change impacts on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability.

Through unflinching case-study analysis, distinguished admirals, generals and military veterans take us beyond the headlines of the conflict in Syria, the social unrest of the Arab Spring, the rise of radicalized groups like ISIS, and the European refugee crisis – and lay bare how climate change stressors interact with societal tensions, sparking conflict.

Whether a long-term vulnerability or sudden shock, the film unpacks how water and food shortages, drought, extreme weather, and sea-level rise function as ‘accelerants of instability’ and ‘catalysts for conflict’ in volatile regions of the world.Left unchecked, these threats and risks will continue to grow in scale and frequency, with grave implications for peace and security in the 21st century.

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