Before the Flood Documentary

Tune in for a special broadcast of NRDC Trustee and Academy Award winner Leonardo DiCaprio’s new documentary, Before the Flood, on the National Geographic Channel on October 30 at 9 p.m. EDT. Directed by Academy Award winner Fisher Stevens, the film takes us on a tour of the warming world through DiCaprio’s journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling across five continents — from a smoldering Sumatran rainforest to the Alberta tar sands — to witness climate change firsthand.

Great Canadian Oil Sands in northeastern Alberta, Canada, where Suncor Energy produces 350,000 gallons of synthetic crude oil through a process that emits greenhouse gases and wreaks havoc on local ecosystems.
Great Canadian Oil Sands in northeastern Alberta, Canada, where Suncor Energy produces 350,000 gallons of synthetic crude oil through a process that emits greenhouse gases and wreaks havoc on local ecosystems.

This film includes dramatic footage of the impacts of climate change, and the voices of a range of people on the front lines of the fight to solve this problem — including Alvin Lin from NRDC’s Beijing office, who is at the cutting edge of efforts to work with China on reducing its carbon emissions. While Before the Flood presents many difficult issues those around the world face, DiCaprio focuses on practical solutions. He urges us all to not only take individual action, but to push elected officials to support alternative energy sources to build a better future for our planet — as NRDC members and activists like you have been doing all along!

 

The plight of the small island nations, which face an uncertain future due to rising sea levels and declining coastal ecosystems.
The plight of the small island nations, which face an uncertain future due to rising sea levels and declining coastal ecosystems.

We hope you will continue to make your voices heard — in Washington and at statehouses across the country — in defense of our environment, our communities and our health. And don’t miss the global broadcast of Before the Flood on National Geographic on October 30 at 9 p.m. EDT!

You can read more about this acclaimed documentary online at NRDC.org. Enjoy the film.

Information reposted from NRDC Media, Rhea Suh President, NRDC. All content credited to NRDC.org.

The mission of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.

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