Warmzeit [Warming Period]

from Multimedia Library Collection:
Environmental Film Profiles (videos)

Karger, Knut. Warmzeit. Munich: Lüthje Schneider Hörl Film GbR, 2012. 16 mm, 80 min. http://homemade-rocket.com/warmzeit.

Warmzeit (i.e., warming period) connects people in different places of this world whose everyday lives are affected by global warming. From Greenland to Namibia it portrays individuals experiencing the impact of climatic change, as well as scientists and engineers of alternative energy technologies. In Africa, a mere two degrees of warming are going to destroy the foundation of people’s lives. In Greenland today, farmers can grow vegetables in areas where the ground was permanently frozen just decades ago. Major contributors to global climate warming are the industrialized, Western countries and the CO2 emissions they produce. Human actions have become a decisive global parameter and are going to change the face of the world, if we don’t reconsider our choices. (Source: Official Film Website)

© 2012 Lüthje Schneider Hörl Film GbR. Trailer used with permission.

This film is available at the Rachel Carson Center Library (RCC, 4th floor, Leopoldstrasse 11a, 80802 Munich) for on-site viewing only. For more information, please contact library@rcc.lmu.de.

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Further readings: 
  • Adger, W. Niel, and Jon Barnett. "Climate Change, Human Security and Violent Conflict." Political Geography 26, no. 6 (2007): 639–55.
  • Hales, Simon, et al. "Climate Change and Human Health: Present and Future Risks." The Lancet 367, no. 9513 (2006): 859–69.
  • Howden, M., J. F. Soussana, F. N. Tubiello, N. Chhetri, M. Dunlop, and H. Meinke. "Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change." PNAS 104, no. 50 (2007): 19691–6.