Famous American economist and Director of The Earth Institute in New York, Jeffrey Sachs, has a vision.
He intends to avoid world temperature rising by more than 2°c before 2050. The challenge is crucial because beyond these extra 2°c, the Earth is bound to experience dramatic situations, or worse big catastrophes.
It is essential to divide by two the greenhouse gas emissions, which mainly come from the production and use of fossil fuels in transport, building, and industry. And this can only be accomplished with a radical change in the way our energy is produced and consumed - says Jeffrey Sachs.
As a man of action, Jeffrey has been gathering high-flying scientists and experts of various fields from the 15 countries that emit most greenhouse gases. He has asked them to define scenarios that might be credible, realistic and economically viable by year 2050, so as to guarantee CO2 emissions are divided by 2.
This "Yes we can" scientific approach is to prove the world that this is possible.
In this documentary, the viewer will follow Jeffrey Sachs and various scientific teams in their crusade. It will tell the story of a scientific task force and its development prospects for a "carbon-free" life, around the world.
The film we wanted to make will become the witness to a human and historic adventure, perhaps even unprecedented.
Following very closely the preparation of a scientific plan, thought out along with some politicians that has the goal of saving humanity; nothing has come close to being so ambitious and important. The stakes are absolute and the means of the enterprise extreme.
And before it became a movie, it was at first a real action led by men and women at the planetary level, since this adventure should be everyone’s concern.
Nothing is more important than our future and the one of our children’s.
Why this choice?
When civilian societies – tired of the inefficiency of the climate summits led by our political leaders – set out to act and take the matters into their own hands… the most prominent scientists in the world step up and let out their most unbridled creativity.
Is decarbonizing the atmosphere even possible?
Is this the solution that will, combined with less CO2 emissions, save humanity?
Director : Alexis BARBIER-BOUVET, Thierry ROBERT, Elena SENDER
Production : BONNE PIOCHE - ARTE - USHUAIA
Year : 2015
Country : France
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