Do the Math: The Movie

Do The Math chronicles climate crusader Bill McKibben as he works with a rising global movement in a David-vs-Goliath fight to change the terrifying math of the climate crisis.

The fossil fuel industry is killing us. They have five times the amount of coal, gas and oil that is safe to burn, and they are planning on burning it all. Left to their own devices, they’ll push us past the brink of cataclysmic disaster – life as we know it will be irrevocably altered forever. Unless we rise up and fight back.

This growing groundswell of climate activists is going after the fossil fuel industry directly, energizing a movement like the ones that overturned the great immoral institutions of the past century, such as Apartheid in South Africa.

Do the Math follows people who are putting their bodies on the line the Keystone XL Pipeline and leading universities and institutions to divest in the corporate polluters hellbent on burning fossil fuels no matter the cost.

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  1. I;tt tell what has worse odds than the 565, quadrillion odds you stated is. Me believing a word you say.

  2. Indeed it is interesting. But WHY??? Because only NOW do the western nations wish the less of oil burnings!. Now when India is to become a superpower following the time of very nearness to slavery to the western powers! Haha no thankyou obama. No thankyou Cameron. India will do the oil and the coal burnings now.

  3. Well-made, realistic and really inspiring documentary! Thank you!!! <3

  4. ‘Cheap’ is questionable. At least they can be perceived as cheap when subsidized as well as they are. The windmill/solar industry is a great business idea – we pay these entrepreneurs to make money producing energy which they then sell back to us.

  5. Hypocritical documentary. Why is it that, conspicuously absent from this conversation is the issue of population control? Bash big oil all you want but big oil only supplies what the population demands – cheap energy for the masses. Oil companies only produce oil – people are the ones that burn it. Less people – less carbon, but that’s too much an inconvenient truth for some. Environmentalists as is customary are too afraid to upset cultural sensibilities by even the suggestion of population impact on our planet, so they classically side-step and instead attack a more convenient and easier target – rich industrialists. Exploding population is the cause of our impending environmental apocalypse and the environmentalists know it.

    • Yes, over population is a problem. However burning fossil fuels is also a problem. Cheap energy? Ecologically insightful architectural design and energy conservation is even cheaper than gas, oil, renewables – you name any energy source.

      What should we do first? The answer is “Anything and all things – NOW.” The cost, the price of inaction is too high. How much time and wealth will go into coping with drought, flooding, food shortages, land erosion, general human suffering, Those costs will escalate beyond the average imagination.

      Your time for action is now. YOU are responsible. I am responsible. Do something – work on population – Work on stopping carbon pollution. Insulate your home. Buy an electric car. Go vegan. Become an inventor of ecological solutions for the problems you see. But whatever you do – don’t take pot shots at some one who is doing something simply because they do not have all the answers. Get real! Get busy!

    • Aren’t you an edgy teenager. You have no idea what you’re talking, and you are spitting back what you hear in the news.

  6. Killing us? Good, the less humans the better.