Climate change: 8 films that warned us of the danger

The climate news is alarming, especially with a Gulf Stream on the verge of collapse. The opportunity to focus on these SF films, such as “The Day After”, “Waterworld” or “Blade Runner”, which warned us of the danger lurking.

In a very recent report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sounded the alarm: climate change is intensifying, with in particular the announcement of a Gulf Stream which is collapsing more faster than expected. The observation calls out and must push each of us, whatever our level, to act.

In order to raise awareness in our own way about these alarming climate news, focus on science fiction films that warned us, sometimes quite rightly, of the danger that awaits us. From the day after from Roland Emmerich to Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner via Waterworld and Mad Max: Fury Road, these works were often right and remind us that we must quickly mobilize for the good of our planet and future generations.

The day after

Climate change: 8 films that warned us of the danger

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The disaster film The Day After, released in theaters in 2004, tells what would happen if the Gulf Stream stopped: storms, floods, the transformation of water into pack ice … A Gulf Stream from which we came ‘learn that he was in danger of collapsing sooner than expected. Damn premonitory from Roland emmerich

Waterworld

Climate change: 8 films that warned us of the danger

United International Pictures (UIP)

Following an ecological disaster, the Earth is covered by the oceans. The few survivors live on artificial atolls, dreaming of a mythical land covered with vast forests and deep valleys. Such is the scary pitch of the sci-fi movie Waterworld, sort of Mad Max on the high seas led by Kevin Costner. The action is in the distant future, but the rising waters are a very current phenomenon … According to the IPCC, the sea level could rise up to one meter by 2100.

Mad Max: Fury Road

Climate change: 8 films that warned us of the danger

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Released in theaters in 2015, Mad Max: Fury Road by George Miller is a anticipation film where the Earth, in a post-apocalyptic future, is the victim of a water shortage giving rise to a violent gang war. Desert lands, vital liquid which is becoming scarce …: already a reality in Africa, where populations are fighting to have access to water, as evidenced by the documentary Marcher sur l’eau by Aïssa Maïga presented at the last Cannes Film Festival and in theaters on November 10.

Interstellar

Climate change: 8 films that warned us of the danger

Warner Bros Entertainment

Christopher Nolan’s cult film, Interstellar, shows us a dry Earth, swept by sandstorms, which has become uninhabitable for humans. Matthew McConaughey will then go into space to find a place where the population could find refuge. Our future if humans do not take enough care of the planet? Hurry up…

Judge Dredd

Climate change: 8 films that warned us of the danger

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Drought, massive desertification, devastated ecosystem … The planet Earth of the year 2139 depicted in Judge Dredd, the futuristic thriller carried by Sylvester Stallone, is not very rosy. A not so unlikely scenario: saccording to the IPCC, the global warming could have increased by 1.5 degrees around 2030, ten earlier than expected …

Green Sun

Climate change: 8 films that warned us of the danger

Warner Bros. France

Green Sun, the cult film by Richard Fleischer released in theaters in 1974, plunges us into the heart of a society where men have exhausted natural resources, global warming having made the flora and fauna disappear. When does the action of this visionary work carried by Charlton Heston take place? In 2022.

Blade runner

Climate change: 8 films that warned us of the danger

Warner Bros. France

Blade runner, the classic SF from Ridley scott, draws the portrait of a planet Earth on which the animals, following an ecological disaster, have mostly disappeared, replaced by artificial creatures. The opportunity to recall that many species (polar bears, penguins, seals …) are today threatened by global warming.

Hell

Climate change: 8 films that warned us of the danger

Paramount Pictures Germany

The surface of the globe is scorched by the sun’s rays, the land is dried up and food is scarce. Two types of survivors oppose each other: preys and predators. Such is the unhelpful program of the German feature film Hell, which portrays an Earth in the aftermath of brutal global warming. In production, we find a man who is always very timely when it comes to imagining an uncertain and terrifying future: Roland emmerich, the director of Next day !

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