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The Age of Consequences (2016)

TV-PG | | Documentary, News, War | 27 January 2017 (USA)
'The Hurt Locker' meets 'An Inconvenient Truth', THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Madeleine Albright ... Herself (archive footage)
Michael Breen Michael Breen ... Himself
Sharon Burke Sharon Burke ... Herself
Stephen Cheney Stephen Cheney ... Himself
Francesco Femia Francesco Femia ... Himself
Leon Fuerth Leon Fuerth ... Himself
Sherri Goodman Sherri Goodman ... Herself
Solomon Hsiang Solomon Hsiang ... Himself
Marcus D. King Marcus D. King ... Himself
Ray Mabus ... Himself (archive footage)
Munir Muniruzzaman Munir Muniruzzaman ... Himself
Christian Parenti Christian Parenti ... Himself
George Schultz George Schultz ... Himself (archive footage)
Timothy Snyder Timothy Snyder ... Himself
Gordon Sullivan Gordon Sullivan ... Himself


'The Hurt Locker' meets 'An Inconvenient Truth', THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability. Through unflinching case-study analysis, distinguished admirals, generals and military veterans take us beyond the headlines of the conflict in Syria, the social unrest of the Arab Spring, the rise of radicalized groups like ISIS, border walls, and the European refugee crisis - and lay bare how climate change interacts with other socio-political factors to exacerbate societal tensions and spark conflict. Written by PF Pictures

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Consequences Clear, but Filmmakers Couldn't Stop Themselves
23 February 2017 | by stu-00329See all my reviews

The Age of Consequences makes a strong point about the connection between climate change and global instability … and then belabors it to death.

The documentary begins with a parade of military leaders and civilian defense and diplomatic experts, all reinforcing that connection – as if trying to drown out the politicians who pretend it is open to debate.

The filmmakers list a number of ramifications – land loss, shortages, migration, civil unrest and international conflict, to name a few – but then make the same, or very similar, points for each one.

This documentary examines an important topic, so it's a shame that I was nodding off about three- quarters of the way through. Really, though, you could get the gist of it from viewing the trailer.


Stu Robinson practices writing, editing, media relations and social media through his business, Phoenix-based Lightbulb Communications.

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