Climate change is a reality and affects several areas of the world. According to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the global average temperature increased by 0.85ºC from 1880 to 2012, the oceans warmed, the amount of snow and ice decreased and sea levels rose.

According to the United Nations, “the average rise in sea level is expected to be 24 to 30 centimeters in 2065 (…)”. With this data, it becomes important to know more about this topic and, even for those who don't believe, how about a suggestion for films and documentaries about climate change?

Films and documentaries about climate change

Our Planet (2019) - David Attenborough

The impact of climate change is analyzed in this documentary that reveals the natural beauty of planet Earth.

Before the Flood (2017) - Fisher Stevens

This is a documentary in which Leonardo DiCaprio travels the world to discuss the topic of global warming with political figures, scientists and people linked to the area. It is a documentary focused on talking about climate change and what actions we can take to avoid it.

Cowspiracy (2014) - Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn

This film analyzes the impacts that industrial agriculture has on our planet, as well as research into how environmental organizations deal with the issue.

The 11th Hour (2007) - Nadia Conners and Leila Conners

This North American documentary features scientists, environmental activists and politicians, including Stephen Hawking, Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai and journalist Paul Hawken. Its main objective is to report the problems arising from this topic on climate change.

An Inconvenient Truth (2006) - Davis Guggenheim

This 2006 North American documentary portrays the analysis of global warming by Al Gore, former vice president of the United States of America, showing myths and possible solutions.

Waterworld (1995) - Kevin Reynolds

Based on the future as a setting, this is a film in which glaciers melt and leave the Earth covered in water. The humans who survive create communities on ships.

On the Edge of the End (1973) - Richard Fleischer

Directed by Richard Fleischer, this is a thriller that portrays New York City, where essential goods such as water and food, as well as housing, are scarce. This is content that portrays topics such as global warming, pollution and biodiversity.

Do you have other suggestions about films or documentaries that portray the topic of climate change? Share with us!

Author: Daniela Matos