Here is the poster and exclusive video clip from the The Age of Consequences. Described as The Hurt Locker meets An Inconvenient Truth, the film investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability.
The Age of Consequences directed by Jared P. Scott will be theatrically released in New York and Los Angeles and will be available digitally today, April 4, 2017. The film will also screen for NASA at the AmesResearch Center south of San Francisco on April 20th.
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, and the European refugee crisis – 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, drought, extreme weather, and sea-level rise function as ‘accelerants of instability’ and ‘catalysts for conflict’ in volatile regions of the world.
These Pentagon insiders make the compelling case that if we go on with business as usual, the consequences of climate change – waves of refugees, failed states, terrorism – will continue to grow in scale and frequency, with grave implications for peace and security in the 21st century.
The film’s unnerving assessment is by no means reason for fatalism – but instead a call to action to rethink how we use and produce energy.
As in any military defense and security strategy, time is our most precious resource.