1-The report (Segment)

De la série « Demain / Tomorrow »

In 2012, in the prestigious science journal Nature, Anthony Barnosky, Elizabeth Hadly and 20 other scientists announced that the human population was set for catastrophic decline before 2100 because of the negative impact of humans and their technologies on Earth' ecosystems. Overpopulation, lack of water, lack of fossil fuels, and climate disruptions are threatening to propel millions of the desperately poor to seek relief in wealthy countries. 

But the film does not dwell on these disturbing observations. "We are no longer in a comfort zone," says Mélanie Laurent, "and yet we are not yet in a state of collapse. We are in a particularly transformational phase: we know we are in danger of hitting a brick wall, so this is the time to mobilize.” The main part of the film is a road movie that reveals, in five thematic sections, examples of concrete responses to the early twenty-first century' environmental and social problems. 

The film crew travels to ten countries, meeting citizens who are taking initiatives into their own hands. The visionaries interviewed hail from France, Réunion, Finland, Denmark, Belgium, South India, Great Britain, the United States, Switzerland, Sweden and Iceland. The citizens in these countries carry out their activism at different levels: at the municipal level (involving elected officials, if possible) or at their places of work. Each group is creative, resourceful and supportive. 

Source: Wikipedia – Tomorrow (movie, 2015) 

Speakers: Anthony Barnosky, Paleontology Researcher and Integrative Biology Professor and Elizabeth Hadly, Environmental Science Researcher

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