Category “Environment”

Our Rising Oceans: VICE on HBO

Vice have just entered their third season on HBO and the first episode in the series is all about climate change and how it is affecting our oceans. Founder of Vice, Shane Smith travels to Antarctica in order to see first hand how the rise in global temperature is increasing the overall melt rate of the largest ice mass on Earth. Antarctica itself holds 90% of the worlds ice and 70% of it's freshwater, so even the smallest increase in melt can have drastic effects on our oceans level. Smith also gets in touch with a number of environmental experts, climate change believers and deniers in...

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Drop in the Ocean?

One of the biggest issues facing us humans today is Climate change but even still our political systems refuse to take action in order to reduce the overall damage we do. This films asks how will this change in climate affect Ireland and where does the country fit in with the overall global picture. By asking some of the leading environmental scientists, writers and activists, "Drop in the Ocean" created by Eoghan RIce and the Trocaire team sets about digging deeper into the issue at hand in hopes for a better...

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Chasing Ice

Chasing Ice follows National Geographic photographer James Balog as he sets out across the Arctic in order to deploy several cameras, specifically designed to capture time-lapse footage with the goal of documenting how the landscape is changing over time due to the rapid melting of the world's...

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Blockadia Rising: Voices of the Tar Sands Blockade

This hour long documentary film which was written and directed by Garrett Graham in collaboration with the Tar Sands Blockade demonstrates how in 2012, landowners and environmental activists from all over Texas came together in a bid to prevent a proposed oil pipeline from being built, it features exclusive footage that was filmed by the protestors themselves and demonstrates the true hazards and damage being done due to the construction of such a pipeline. The pipeline itself is being built in order to transport tar sands oil from Alberta Canada to the existing refineries located near the...

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The Thorium Dream

In the 1950's the scientists who created the atomic bomb offered a promise, by splitting the atom we could have an unlimited supply of electricity that could end pollution and bring peace to the world forever but after the disaster in Japan that dream has never looked more like a nightmare. Today as the world grows increasingly desperate for clean energy a new breed of engineers and energy geeks say we need nuclear power now more than ever. 50 years ago a forgotten government experiment seemed to prove another kind of nuclear energy could nearly eliminate the risk of meltdowns, waste and...

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Worlds Weirdest Weather: Fire

A tornado of swirling flames, the most spectacular lightning show on earth, an inferno in the outback and a volcano blowing smoke rings all of which are covered in this film by weatherman Alex Beresford. He helps to explain some of the weirdest weather...

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Stephen Fry And The Great American Oil Spill

Stephen Fry loves Louisiana. Four months after the BP oil spill, dubbed the worst ecological disaster in the history of America, Fry returns to the Deep South together with zoologist Mark Carwardine, to see what the impact has been on the people, the vast wetlands and the species that live there. What they find both surprises and divides the travelling...

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Earth In The Future

An attempt to understand and predict what will happen in the future in regards to humanities survival, this relates to how we will harness sustainable and renewable energy, build eco friendly cities and the technology required to make these advancements...

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The Killer Storm

In early November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan swept through the Philippines, killing thousands. This documentary takes us to Tanauan, a town in the Philippines that was hit by the typhoon. We talk with some survivors to get insight into the disaster and its after effects. The typhoon itself may be the strongest one ever recorded in terms of wind speed; It hit land at the speed of a japanese bullet train. Typhoon Haiyan is classified as a category 5 typhoon and was so huge it stretched 600 kilometers across.With hardly any warning, it tore through the Philippines and other parts of southeast Asia...

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