In collaboration with the Asia Research Institute (ARI), the Environment Cluster will be hosting a film screening event titled, “The Age of Consequences”, directed and produced by Jared P. Scott. Prof. David Taylor, from the Department of Geography, will be heading this event.
‘The Hurt Locker’ meets ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability.
Through unflinching case-study analysis, distinguished admirals, generals and military veterans take us beyond the headlines of the conflict in Syria, the social unrest of the Arab Spring, the rise of radicalized groups like ISIS, and the European refugee crisis – and lay bare how climate change stressors interact with societal tensions, sparking conflict.
Whether a long-term vulnerability or sudden shock, the film unpacks how water and food shortages, drought, extreme weather, and sea-level rise function as ‘accelerants of instability’ and ‘catalysts for conflict’ in volatile regions of the world.
These Pentagon insiders make the compelling case that if we go on with business as usual, the consequences of climate change – waves of refugees, failed states, terrorism – will continue to grow in scale and frequency, with grave implications for peace and security in the 21st century.
The film’s unnerving assessment is by no means reason for fatalism – but instead a call to action to rethink how we use and produce energy.
As in any military defense and security strategy, time is our most precious resource.
Details of Film Screening Session
Date: 14 February 2017
Time: 4.00 – 6.00pm
Venue: Asia Research Institute, Seminar Room AS8 Level 4, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260, National University of Singapore @ KRC
To find out more, click here: http://theageofconsequences.com/
Interested? Register here!
You won’t want to miss this! See you there!