16 Sep '11, 7pm

Dot Earth Blog: Video View: 'Climate Refugees'

Anyone tracking global issues these days is flooded with multiple fire hoses of material — books, documentaries, blogs and more. This makes it impossible for any individual to assess what’s out there. One film I missed is “Climate Refugees ,” a documentary that’s done well on the film festival circuit and been lauded by environmentalists. You can read about it on the Green Blog . The trailer (above) is overheated and polemical, mashing up risks from climate change driven by accumulating greenhouse gases with the deep and inherent climate and coastal vulnerability from New Orleans to sub-Saharan Africa (vulnerability that is mainly created by poverty, a lack of governing capacity, poor planning and/or population growth , not by changing environmental risks). But I haven’t had a chance to see the full film so consider that response an appraisal of the publicity , not the fil...

Full article: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/16/video-view-c...

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