A Climate of Change| 1hr : 11mins
Director: Ray Kocur | Producer: Ray Kocur
Focus Years: 2013 | Country: Canada
"It is not enough to know the data behind climate change and pat ourselves on the back.
Year after year, we see the evidence mount and the dots interconnect on a global scale, but knowledge is not power unless it is applied in a productive way.
We are past the point where climate change can be reversed and (more importantly) we are capable as individuals and as a species to adapt to the inevitable shift in climate and reduce the possible impacts through sustainable practices.
Understanding climate science means also understanding your own emissions, and therefore your complicity in the destruction of our environment and ecosystems. When faced with such harsh truths it's easier to seek the inner safety of apathy.
The idea is: if I don't care it can't hurt me.
We choose not to think about something distressing because it almost feels like it doesn't exist, but like a smoker trying not to cough in the morning, one clear breath doesn't mean the lungs are healthy. Our climate does not discriminate; everyone is and will continue to feel its effects. Human beings are designed to care about things. We only stop caring when we feel that we are powerless. The cure for apathy is empowerment.
Watch this documentary and learn from a selection of Canada's foremost climate scientists, historians and civil rights activists as they discuss their research and experiences relating to our changing planet."