Today’s Watch Online Wednesdays brings you a thought-provoking short from our 2015 Festival, “Ecosystems, War and Climate Change,” directed and produced by Alice and Lincoln Day. The short film features interviews from four respected scientists who trace patterns of human destruction to our world, commenting on the effects of climate change and it’s impact on the environment and the plant and animal species that inhabit it. The scientists also link climate change to issues of warfare, and indicate that war is one of the most costly forms of habitat fragmentation. War and military operations are not only destructive in their emittance of gases, Dr. Michael MacCracken suggests, but they also divert “our intellectual energy and our monetary resources” and threaten our capacity to protect and sustain natural resources. It’s a timely piece to watch in light of the UN Climate Conference in Paris this week.
Want to watch more environmental films? Over 120 films from past EFF festivals can be accessed online here.