• The Age of Consequences (2017)

The Age of Consequences

Release Date: January 27th, 2017

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 20 min

Plot Summary

Through the lens of national security and global stability, a look at the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity and migration. As part of a case-study analysis, admirals, generals and military veterans take viewers beyond the headlines of the conflict in Syria, the social unrest of the Arab Spring, the rise of groups like ISIS, and the European refugee crisis -- and lay bare how climate change stressors interact with societal tensions, sparking conflict.

Director: Jared P. Scott

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: PF Pictures

Keywords: Mystery, Brooding, Quest, 2010s, Intense, Emotional, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Village Voice

    Scott's filmmaking does a smooth job of linking A to B to Z, with slick, studiously understated montage and an effective music score, although some of the arguments made seem a bit of a stretch, as if climate change is being shoehorned into things artificially. show more

  • 70
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Scott packages these concerns and others in a smart way, and includes the occasional bit of eye-opening history. show more

  • 88
    Brad WheelerThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Civilization has the wealth and the technology to start dealing with the threat, but does it have the wisdom? show more

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