Described as The Hurt Locker meets An Inconvenient Truth, the film employs admirals, generals and veterans to take us beyond the headlines of some of the most important events of the last few years — the conflict in Syria, the social unrest of the Arab Spring, the rise of radicalised groups like ISIS, and more — and how climate change stressors interact with them.
Taking an eye-opening approach to climate change, The Age of Consequences reframes concern for the environment into a question of international security. Viewed by the U.S. military and security experts as a ‘threat multiplier’ for instability, climate change is repositioned at the heart of current global unrest. Droughts and floods lead to food shortages, conflict over resources and mass displacement. Will the world succumb to these cascading disasters or take steps to prevent them?