Watch It: This Climate-Change Documentary Is A Must-See

Watch It: This Climate-Change Documentary Is A Must-See

February 19, 2019

In 2006, the Oscar-winning documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” brought the topic of climate change to dinner tables and water coolers across the world. Thirteen years later, a new film, “The Human Element,” seeks to rekindle those conversations — and spur change.

In “The Human Element,” environmental photographer James Balog details how the four elements of life — air, earth, fire and water — have been adversely affected by human behavior. The 76-minute documentary, which can be streamed through Amazon Prime, YouTube, Vudu and Google Play, includes visually stunning video and heartbreaking interviews with those affected by such issues as air pollution, rising sea levels, wildfires and more.

“Climate change is here, and the human element is both the problem and the solution,” says the documentary’s website, echoing sentiments that resonate with us at Drift. “The glaciers are melting, the coasts are flooding. The forests are burning, the air is changing. So where do we go from here?”

The answer lies in the choices we make, starting today. As Balog says in the closing moments of the film, “Today, truth and evidence matter more than ever. The visual evidence shows that people are changing the other elements fast. … Our deeds are leaving their imprint in the fabric of time. … It’s up to us to make the right choices.”


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