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4 documentaries on climate change

Easter weekend’s forecasts are not that great here in Sevilla. Even though the temperature has been pretty high, rains and clouds are on the horizon. If you are going to have a cloudy Easter and you don’t want to waste it completely on the couch binge watching Netflix, I suggest you watch 4 documentaries to help you open your eyes on climate change (if you haven’t already). One for each day from Thursday until Sunday.

Climate change is a serious problem that most people don’t see. When old people say: “when I was younger seasons were different”, they are actually saying the truth. We are overheating our planet, we are filling it with trash and we are killing it.

In our little, everyone should do something: recycle, second-hand shop, limit the use of plastic, use things until they are useless, use an aluminum water bottle, use public transportation or a bicycle. Those are tiny steps that if everybody did them, we would save our planet.

I’m going to suggest you 4 documentaries that helped me open my eyes on climate change, they are all on Netflix.

BEFORE THE FLOOD

before the flood
documentary
climate change

Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction. He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news

https://www.beforetheflood.com/about/

This was the first documentary on climate change that I’ve ever watched. I remember someone suggested it on Instagram and I said, why not? It really opened up a world to me. I was always hearing all those conversations about climate change, but I wasn’t picturing its reality and actual impact. I suggest to start with this one, on Thursday night with someone you love, to share with them the impact that this documentary could have on your lives.

CHASING CORAL

chasing coral
documentary
climate change

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.

https://www.chasingcoral.com/about-the-film/

Chasing Coral is definitely my favorite documentary. I always felt connected to the ocean world and seeing the Coral Reef has always been on my bucket list. Knowing that out there corals are dying because of the rising water temperatures and, all of that, it’s because of us, kills me. Coral reefs sustain a huge amount of ocean’s life and without them, we are going to lose an ecosystem fundamental to this planet.

OUR PLANET

our planet
documentary
climate change

A Netflix original documentary series and groundbreaking collaboration between WWF, Netflix and Silverback Films, Our Planet showcases the world’s natural wonders, iconic species and wildlife spectacles that still remain. We’re all a part of this amazing planet, but we’re changing it like never before. Discover the story of the one place we all call home.

https://www.ourplanet.com/en/

This is the last documentary that Netflix produced. I loved it. It brings you to different ecosystems in the world, it describes how the animals live but most of all they explain what climate change is causing them. I admit I didn’t know a couple of things, it opened my eyes even more. I’ve realized that if given time, natures will come back. We have to work towards helping it.

A PLASTIC OCEAN

a plastic ocean
documentary
climate change

A Plastic Ocean documents the newest science, proving how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up into small particulates that enter the food chain where they attract toxins like a magnet. These toxins are stored in seafood’s fatty tissues, and eventually consumed by us.

https://plasticoceans.org/about-film/

Maybe plastic will have its own blog post about it, but I felt I needed to add this documentary to the list of climate change because what’s happening in the water it’s our fault, like climate change itself. Start to be aware of what’s your plastic impact, reduce its use when it’s not necessary and replace it for the better, our oceans will thanks you.

In conclusion, climate change is not a joke. Once we stop being blind, and we see the horrible things that humans have been doing for decades unstoppably we have to take action. Start from the little things in your daily life. Tell me if you are interested in a blog post all about sustainability.

Enjoy Easter break.

Love,

Elena.

26 years old Italian living in Spain. Yoga teacher and health coach with a passion for writing, traveling and learning.

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