Age of Consequences – Director, Jared P. Scott

I really enjoyed this film but mostly for the content which I strongly support. While many believe now that climate change is real and a smaller but significant believe humans are the cause, most have no real idea what that means other than it will get hotter and in the distant future (5 decades or so) we will need to do something about it. This film makes it clear that we are already dealing with the impact of climate change and need to do something immediately. Already dealing with it? The Pentagon has taken it totally seriously and recognizes that most of the conflict in the world today can be traced directly to climate change. This includes drought, famine, desertification, intolerable heat in the Middle East and South Asia and worse to come. The reality is that our civilization may not survive the next 10 -20 years. We need to address issues like flooding, wild fires, famine and drought. Our infrastructure is very fragile particularly our power grids and they are all vulnerable to increasing storms. The surge of refugees is already destabilizing Europe and it will get worse as many millions flee intolerable conditions in the southern regions. Some of the more frightening material from this film comes from people like retired US Rear Admiral David Titley. Titley chaired the US Navy Task Force on Climate Change and he has many dire warnings for us. This film was one of several at the festival this year urging us to wake up quickly to the threats facing us today. An important film all should see.