The Age of Consequences (2016)

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80 min, not rated, 16x9 (2:35), Color

‘The Hurt Locker’ meets ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES investigates how climate change impacts increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability.

Through unflinching case-study analysis, distinguished admirals, generals and military veterans take us beyond the headlines of the conflict in Syria, the social unrest of the Arab Spring, the rise of radicalized groups like ISIS, and the European refugee crisis – and lay bare how climate change stressors interact with societal tensions, sparking conflict.

Whether a long-term vulnerability or sudden shock, the film unpacks how water and food shortages, drought, extreme weather, and sea-level rise function as ‘accelerants of instability’ and ‘catalysts for conflict’ in volatile regions of the world.

These Pentagon insiders make the compelling case that if we go on with business as usual, the consequences of climate change – waves of refugees, failed states, terrorism – will continue to grow in scale and frequency, with grave implications for peace and security in the 21st century.

The film’s unnerving assessment is by no means reason for fatalism – but instead a call to action to rethink how we use and produce energy.

As in any military defense and security strategy, time is our most precious resource.

Eye-opening...made with cinematic polish

-The Hollywood Reporter

A wake up call

-Indiewire

Investigates climate change impacts in a new way

-NBC

Deftly weaves together a web of causalities and consequences

-State of the Arts

The election underscores the urgency of this doc

-Toronto Star

Laser guided...Scott relentlessly and stylishly offers a hard reality

-The Globe and Mail

Written & Directed by Jared P. Scott

Executive Producer Sophie Robinson

Produced by Jared P. Scott, Kelly Nyks

Associate Producers Hypatia A. Porter, Michael Sonnenfeldt

Editor Hypatia A. Porter

Director of Photography Mike McSweeney

Original Music Malcolm Francis

Design and Animation by Toros Kose, Martin Aggerholm

Art Direction by Toros Kose

Assistant Editor & Post-Production Coordinator John Picklap

Assistant Editor & Research Coordinator Dave Regos

**Director of Outreach** Sophie Robinson