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The Age of Consequences (2016) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • This Emmy® nominated investigation unpacks how climate change interacts with migration, unrest and conflict through the lens of US national security.

  • The 'Hurt Locker' meets 'An Inconvenient Truth', THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES is the Emmy® nominated investigation on how climate change impacts 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 - laying bare how climate change interacts with other socio-political factors to exacerbate societal tensions and spark conflict.

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  • '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.

  • The effects of man-made climate change, which society in general has known for years now has been happening without doing much about it, on increasing instability and insecurity globally are discussed, including at a geopolitical and thus military level. Interviewees, many associated with the military, see climate change as a catalyst to that instability and insecurity if not exacerbating other destabilizing issues. These issues are not only the direct impacts of climate change, such as changing and more extreme weather patterns, crop failures, and rising sea level due to glacial and permafrost melt, but what is downstream from these initial effects, such as food insecurity, mass migration and the uprising of those most affected which all create those geopolitical problems. Those sounding the warning posit that humankind has not reacted to this issue as it has to other potentially catastrophic issues, some making the comparison to leaders averting nuclear war in knowing the negative consequences.

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