Not quite sure you feel like taking to the streets to spur action on climate change? This new movie aims to change your mind.
In the lead-up to the People's Climate March later this month, filmmakers are releasing a new documentary called "Disruption," which highlights the consequences of ignoring climate change. The film features well-known environmental leaders such as Bill McKibben and Dr. James Hansen, and documents activists' efforts to mobilize people for what may be the largest climate change march in history.
"We’re the first generation to feel the impacts of climate disruption, and the last generation that can do something about it," the film's synopsis reads.
"Disruption" was produced and directed by the same team that produced "Do the Math," a 2013 film documenting McKibben's fight against the fossil fuel industry. It will be released on Sunday, Sept. 7 in a series of worldwide screenings. The screenings are open to anyone who signs up and can also be watched online.
In a draft of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report released last week, the United Nations stated that "continued emission of greenhouse gases will cause further warming and long-lasting changes in all components of the climate system, increasing the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems." These include rising sea levels and an increase in extreme weather, ocean acidification, flooding, droughts and heat waves, the report says.