Climate change is not only an issue of the imminent future, it is already happening. The number of wheather extremes already reached many record levels and floods and droughts become an increasingly pressuring issue.
But what happenes to the people who live in affected areas? Where do they go when the place the used to live becomes hostile?
'Climate Refugees' takes a closer look at the consequences of climate change and the human migration it already causes and immense numbers it suppose to cause in the future. The film was released in 2010 and is up to date about this on going issue.
An estimated 50 countries will disappear within the next 20-30 years. Bangladesh is one of the countries featured in this documentary where 150 million people live at sea level. Other examples are the submerging islands of Tuvalu in the South Pacific, drought-affected regions of Sudan and the rapidly expanding deserts in China.
Filmmaker David Nash captures testimonies from victims, politicians, scientists, relief agencies and authors to raise the awareness on one of the most critical issues of this planet.
The film goes beyond theory and offers plenty of empirical examples of a crisis we all must face.
For more info and how you can take action, visit the official Climate Refugees website.