"Listen to the scientists." That's the refrain of climate activist Greta Thunberg. In Earth Emergency, climate scientists explain how warming caused by human activity is setting in motion Earth's own natural warming mechanisms, releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, and further warming the planet.
Out of dozens of environmental feedback loops, Earth Emergency focuses on four, explaining how warming in forests, permafrost, the atmosphere, and the poles work together to accelerate warming in dangerous, amplifying cycles. Despite these feedback loops pushing the climate to a point of no return, they are not generally understood by the public–or many policymakers. Narrated by Richard Gere and featuring the Dalai Lama and Greta Thunberg, this revealing film uses captivating illustrations, stunning footage, and interviews with leading climate scientists to examine the missing piece of the climate puzzle. The program conveys the urgent necessity to stop these cycles and let natural systems do their job of removing carbon, preserving the delicate balance necessary to maintain Earth's temperature.
Producer: Bonnie Waltch, Barry Hershey
Production Company: Northern Light Productions; Moving Still Pictures Inc.
Copyright Year: 2020
Director: Susan Gray
Narrator: Richard Gere
Writers: Bonnie Waltch, Susan Gray
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 60 minutes
Number of Episodes: 1
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)