A few months ago I watched one of the most frightening but most inspiring documentaries I have seen in a while; Before The Flood on YouTube (but can also be seen on The National Geographic).
I didn’t know what to expect from watching this at first but even though it was a lot of doom and gloom, I was still motivated to make a change in the world that we live in. If you haven’t heard of Before The Flood, it is a documentary in which Leonardo DiCaprio meets leading scientists, activists and world leaders to discuss the dangers of climate change and the possible solutions.
As an Environmental Scientist, the information that they spoke about wasn’t anything new to me but was still a good refresher about our current environment. However it got me thinking that there are so many people out there who do not know this basic information and are thus unsure about what is currently happening to our planet. To me this wasn’t just your average ‘climate change’ documentary. It had a bigger purpose to shake the world up to see what is going on right now, in this very moment. Perhaps knowing about the dangers and the dreaded expectations of destroying the planet is what we need to wake up and do something.
The greatest thing about this documentary was that you could see the passion that was put into making it. You could see with your own eyes how quickly ice is melting in Greenland. If that doesn’t scare you then I don’t know what will!
The solutions I took from watching Before The Flood is that action speaks louder than words/policies, and that the smallest of changes goes a long way. For example just cutting down your meat consumption could reduce the harmful greenhouse gases being released in the atmosphere… I cannot recommend enough for you to watch this documentary!
But before you watch Before The Flood, think about this – If we’re not doing anything to save the environment, we’re basically turning into Trump.
Eww. That sentence alone is enough, right?
I hope you enjoy watching the documentary and let me know what you think!
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