Before the Flood

Before the Flood

DVD - 2016
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Presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change. Leonardo DiCaprio travels to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand, going on expeditiions with scientists and meeting with political leaders. Also presents steps individuals and society can take to prevent the disruption of life on our planet.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. :, National Geographic Channel,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: DVD 363.73874 BEF
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (96 minutes) : sound, colour with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 inches
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Nov 19, 2019

Cogent and easy-to-understand discourse on the climate catastrophe. Watch and learn.

Jul 13, 2019

I think it was fair and balanced. I don't much like Leonardo DiCaprio, but he produced this movie, thereby putting his money where his mouth is. He covered the Koch Brothers and their influence on American politics . He went and interviewed the presidents of the South Sea islands that are already below sea level and becoming unlivable. Finally, he interviewed a lot of interesting people. The dying NASA astronaut who wanted to do what he could before he died, the fiery East Indian woman scientist who told him that the US was at fault for not manning up and doing its part, the Arctic scientist who said he didn't want to live in a world without narwhals...a lot of lovely, sincere human beings who are doing what they can. He even interviewed Obama on his policy for the advancement of alternative energy. Obama said that even if a wrench was thrown in the works (such as has occurred with the Trump election), reality will prevail. I hope he is correct.

Oh and to my fellow Albertan, badboy63: I don't know what movie you were watching, but it barely mentioned Alberta.

Oct 03, 2018

Good documentary, a bias confirmation piece, it’s not going to change anyone's minds or opinions. It’s a mostly well put together collage of examples of climate change in action, lest we haven’t joined all the dots ourselves, with a bit of celebrity incredulity that not enough is being done to mitigate change.

Aug 15, 2018

This is about the Climate Change Debate leading to the Paris Accord marking the largest gathering of nations in the world and establishing the architecture of a global initiative to limit the increase in global warming in each participating nature.

We need all the positive news we can get in the face of the negativism, confrontation and disassembling of the government and its programs to help people.

An important sequel to Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth 2.

Mar 20, 2018

Leo is right. Alberta is like mordor in lord of the rings. All those trees, huge forests being replaced with disturbing, and disgusting industrialization. People who don't appreciate this movie are probably profiting from the sick destruction of the natural environment.

Jan 07, 2018

The content of this film is similar to An Inconvenient Sequel, but I thought the look and structure of it were superior to the Gore sequel. This movie also held my interest better.

Nov 25, 2017

THere will be those that say the planet is naturally doing what it does, but if one really things about all the things humans are and have done, then you know, humans have greatly affected the planet. Whether it is assisting in increase climate change or destroying to extinction many creatures, it's all there. SOme people though, will not believe facts because that is not what they wish to hear.

Franln Nov 12, 2017

Every human should be informed about the dangers of climate change. The evidence gathered over the past 50 years and the footage captured of the devastation it has caused so far is irrefutable. People who deny climate change are ignorant and immoral. Science is NOT a liberal agenda.

Oct 28, 2017

Sorry, but they should have found someone way more qualified then Leonardo DiCaprio to be the United Nations representative on climate change. He tried, but failed.

Jul 20, 2017

Lots of misinformation. Celebs should stick to what they do and leave the science alone. People who use at least 10x the energy as the average person should perhaps take steps to reduce their own usage before preaching to the rest of us. A couple of facts, the major world polluters (mostly coal) are the USA and China whereas Canada produces less than one per cent. Yet Leo seems to focus on Canada and Alberta's Oil Sands.

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