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The Age of Consequences (2017)

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The Hurt Locker meets An Inconvenient Truth, THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES investigates the impacts of climate change, resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability. Whether a long-term vulnerability or sudden shock, the film unpacks how water and food shortages, extreme weather, drought, and sea-level rise function as accelerants of instability and catalysts for conflict. 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. military veterans take us beyond the headlines of the European refugee crisis, the conflict in Syria, the social unrest of the Arab Spring, the rise of radicalized groups like ISIS, 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, extreme weather, drought, and sea-level ...

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None of these topics have escaped the notice of journalists covering the climate-change beat in recent years. But Scott packages these concerns and others in a smart way, and includes the occasional bit of eye-opening history.

February 15, 2017 | Full Review…

The information here is compelling and frightening, but the movie is ham-handed.

January 26, 2017 | Full Review…

Scott's filmmaking does a smooth job of linking A to B to Z, with slick, studiously understated montage and an effective music score, although some of the arguments made seem a bit of a stretch ...

January 25, 2017 | Full Review…

A laser-guided film on the perils of climate change to national security, without a polar bear on a melting ice float in sight.

November 11, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

The election of climate change denier Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency underscores the urgency of this doc linking global warming to other crises.

November 10, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Scott clearly isn't trying to make a definitive statement on the consequences of global warming -- instead he appears determined to encourage a new line of thinking.

February 15, 2017 | Full Review…

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