Movies pro­mote the en­vi­ron­ment

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Be­fore the Flood Reel Earth En­vi­ron­men­tal Film Fes­ti­val Re­view by Ash­leigh Collis Change Con­fer­ence. He chal­lenges the world lead­ers ask­ing them to think about the shame each of them will carry when their chil­dren and grand­chil­dren look back and re­alise that they had the means of stop­ping the dev­as­ta­tion, but just lacked the po­lit­i­cal will to do so. He said ev­i­dence shows that the cli­mate change agree­ment will not be enough. “Our planet can­not be saved un­less we leave fos­sil fu­els in the ground where they be­long,” he said. An up­heaval and mas­sive change was re­quired, now, lead­ing to new col­lec­tive con­scious­ness and evo­lu­tion of the hu­man race. “We all know that re­vers­ing the course of cli­mate change will not be easy, but the tools are in our hands — if we ap­ply them be­fore it is too late,” he said. “Re­new­able en­ergy, clean fu­els, and putting a price on carbon pol­lu­tion are be­gin­ning to turn the tide.” This film was eye-open­ing, in­for­ma­tive and thought-pro­vok­ing and chal­leng­ing and cut right to the heart of the cli­mate change is­sue, a movie ev­ery­one should watch. Last week Be­fore the Flood was screened at Event Cin­e­mas in Palmer­ston North for $5 for adults and $3 for stu­dents. For more: www.ree­

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