Hollywood Does Climate Change
November 10, 2010
The stories that we tell ourselves about the world shape our perception of reality.
And the way we tell our stories in the modern world, is through movies.
My most recent video about climate science in 1956 made the point that the science has been clear for a long time.
I started out with the famous Bell Telephone hour clip, which has been floating around the web for a while, but amazingly, a lot of people have not yet seen.
Then it moves on to a number of blockbusters and not-busters, which may or may not have had climate as a theme, but where a sense of climate change informs the view of man’s future.
It’s an interesting,and sometimes infuriating, exercise to see how the climate change paradigm has evolved in the collective consciousness – while we’ve only gone backwards in terms of dealing with it the “real world”. If you can think of films, tv shows or other media that have referenced climate change, send links here. We’ll review and revisit again in a future video.