Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Agenda

WIMEK climate movie event: Before the flood

Date: 12 December 2016
Time: 20:00 - 22:00
Location: Filmhuis Movie-W, Wilhelminaweg 3A, 6703 CC Wageningen

Tickets for free! No reservations possible. There are only 75 seats. If you would like to visit the show, please come in good time. Cinema Movie W will open at 19:15 hrs.

Leonardo DiCaprio may be the star of his latest documentary Before the Flood, but something much bigger takes center stage: Earth. This remarkable film takes you on a journey to how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet.

In the film, the UN Ambassador of Peace journeys around the globe to highlight the perils of a warming planet. DiCaprio travels to Alberta, Canada to see its toxic tar sands. He witnesses the frequently flooded streets of Miami Beach, Florida. He visits Beijing, a city shrouded by a constant cloak of smog. DiCaprio also explores Indonesia, a country toiling from forest fires caused by unsustainable palm oil development. The film features a roster of environmental champions as guest stars, from Tesla CEO and inventor Elon Musk, meteorologist and astronaut Piers Sellers, activist and environmentalist Sunita Narain and the ex-president of the USA Barack Obama.

This event is provided courtesy of the Wageningen Institute for Environment and Climate Research (WIMEK). The movie is followed by a short talk and discussion led by a prof.dr. Niklas Höhne.

In the clip below, DiCaprio and National Geographic explorer-in-residence Dr. Enric Sala visit the North Pole to see narwhals, which the World Wildlife Fund classifies as nearly threatened. Narwhals depend on sea ice for their existence and can be directly impacted by climate change. “I don’t want to be on a planet without these animals,” Sala says in the footage.

Watch the clip: Clip ‘Before the Flood’

> Filmhuis Movie W: Before the flood