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Latest Leonardo DiCaprio film, Before the Flood, streaming free "everywhere"
Latest Leonardo DiCaprio film, Before the Flood, streaming free "everywhere"

Latest Leonardo DiCaprio film, Before the Flood, streaming free "everywhere"

Yes I know it's about climate change but Leo DiCaprio! Free!

Currently on the National Geographic website and the National Geographic Youtube channel, Facebook, Twitter etc but should appear on more sites (iTunes, Amazon etc) after today's premiere at 9pm.

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Looks interesting. Nice find, heat

Did they choose him for this because an iceberg killed him?

Climate change? The 400-800 years long, natural weather cycle?
Or is it a movie about introducing more taxes and justifying them somehow?

missmisiowa

Climate change? The 400-800 years long, natural weather cycle?Or is it a … Climate change? The 400-800 years long, natural weather cycle?Or is it a movie about introducing more taxes and justifying them somehow?


I assume it refers to the acceleration of climate change due to mankind's activities, and the possible implications of this; and what can be done to alleviate and prepare for the consequential impacts it will have on our planet (including ourselves).

PrincessJellybean

I assume it refers to the acceleration of climate change due to mankind's … I assume it refers to the acceleration of climate change due to mankind's activities, and the possible implications of this; and what can be done to alleviate and prepare for the consequential impacts it will have on our planet (including ourselves).



A film about how successive governments have denied funding for ALL scientists who say it isn't true, and all the models such as the hockey stick which have gone disastrously wrong. Or the influence certain hugely wealthy fund managers have had on policy.

Then perhaps we can take a took at the breath taking hypocrisy of men like DiCaprio and Al Gore who lecture us all about carbon footprints etc and arrive and leave by private jet!

it's the "yer da" types who don't believe in climate change and think it's a conspiracy theory

Thoughtful

A film about how successive governments have denied funding for ALL … A film about how successive governments have denied funding for ALL scientists who say it isn't true, and all the models such as the hockey stick which have gone disastrously wrong. Or the influence certain hugely wealthy fund managers have had on policy.Then perhaps we can take a took at the breath taking hypocrisy of men like DiCaprio and Al Gore who lecture us all about carbon footprints etc and arrive and leave by private jet!



Exactly. Stupid Governments that have been invading Iraq and Afganistan for their supplies of hydroelectric power and solar panels, never showing ANY support for any industries that disagree with the theory of global warming. And stupid individuals like DiCaprio, flying around in his jet all the time, causing global warming all by himself.

He tends to keep going on about climate change allover his social media profiles as of late. He actually may be trying to make a difference. Or maybe perhaps when you've got everything, there's very little else to do. Who knows. Or cares?

anthony212

it's the "yer da" types who don't believe in climate change and think … it's the "yer da" types who don't believe in climate change and think it's a conspiracy theory



I can't tell if people flat out don't believe in it?

75% of his Oscar winning speech was about climate change

The climate constantly changes.

Banned

looks good, so nice find op

Predikuesi

The climate constantly changes.



That's weather

Predikuesi

The climate constantly changes.


It is the rate of change that is of concern, mankind's activities are accelerating the rate of change which ultimately could have catastrophic consequences for the planet.
Environments and their life forms evolve slowly, and consequently if the rate of climate change accelerates faster than evolution can keep up we could be looking at mass extinctions.
In addition if climate change is not taken seriously, it's subsequent effects could have huge impacts on human populations around the world, and indeed it is likely to be those least to blame for the accelerated change who will suffer most.

The pattern of climate change acceleration is true to that of the previous xx million years, as shown in isotope cores taken from the antarctic. To think we alone are causing it is a little like God complex.
That said, we are knackering the planet in a thousand different ways, so cynicism aside, drives for cleaner technologies & pollution cut back targets can only be a good thing, surely?

PrincessJellybean

It is the rate of change that is of concern, mankind's activities are … It is the rate of change that is of concern, mankind's activities are accelerating the rate of change which ultimately could have catastrophic consequences for the planet.Environments and their life forms evolve slowly, and consequently if the rate of climate change accelerates faster than evolution can keep up we could be looking at mass extinctions. In addition if climate change is not taken seriously, it's subsequent effects could have huge impacts on human populations around the world, and indeed it is likely to be those least to blame for the accelerated change who will suffer most.



''have huge impacts on human populations around the world'' - I so dearly hope so... !

Thanks for posting OP....
I just watched it.... and I have to say I found Leonardo's finale speech both to the point, and indeed quite moving alongside the visual.
It is important to realise the decisions we make everyday have far reaching concequences.

livid_chimp

The pattern of climate change acceleration is true to that of the … The pattern of climate change acceleration is true to that of the previous xx million years, as shown in isotope cores taken from the antarctic. To think we alone are causing it is a little like God complex. That said, we are knackering the planet in a thousand different ways, so cynicism aside, drives for cleaner technologies & pollution cut back targets can only be a good thing, surely?



We alone are burning up carbon sinks that took millions of years to develop within less than a few hundred. That's not a god complex, that's just selfish stupidity

Leonardo dicaprio is the WRONG person to use.
The guy uses private jets everywhere.
I guess it's a movie about the well known quote " do as we say, not as we do "

This is all very well, but when it comes to climate change, I think we should trust someone far smarter than us.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/39366187/TrumpClimateChange.png

(Unbelievable... And half the Americans want to elect him..)

Anyone remember the so called experts saying that acid rain would kill everything off in the 80’s and oil would run out by 2030………when money is involved you cannot trust anyone.
Look at this site for some epic expert fails.
wattsupwiththat.com/201…ns/

missmisiowa

Climate change? The 400-800 years long, natural weather cycle?Or is it a … Climate change? The 400-800 years long, natural weather cycle?Or is it a movie about introducing more taxes and justifying them somehow?



https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bkj8U7OIEAEQeUi.jpg:large

eatmybogbrush

Anyone remember the so called experts saying that acid rain would kill … Anyone remember the so called experts saying that acid rain would kill everything off in the 80’s and oil would run out by 2030………when money is involved you cannot trust anyone.Look at this site for some epic expert fails.https://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/01/19/great-moments-in-failed-predictions/


That site is largely funded by the Koch brothers, the Heartland Institute, and big oil.

It's run by an ex-weather man that dropped out of college.

Seems legit...

Edit: you probably won't read this, but this page does a nice job of explaining why Watt has often inadvertently actually helped strengthen the arguments for Climate Change...

rationalwiki.org/wik…tts
Edited by: "CaptainSocks" 1st Nov 2016

eatmybogbrush

Anyone remember the so called experts saying that acid rain would kill … Anyone remember the so called experts saying that acid rain would kill everything off in the 80’s and oil would run out by 2030………when money is involved you cannot trust anyone.Look at this site for some epic expert fails.https://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/01/19/great-moments-in-failed-predictions/



Yes, the inherent problem with being experts is that you are dealing in a framework where you try and make predictions based on percentages, and the way percentages works is that they're most of the time not 100%, so not all of the time will they turn out to be accurate. One thing however that is accurate, is that there have been no conspiracy theories in existence that have ever turned out to be true

copperspock


Plagiarism, they stole the plotline from lung cancer caused by smoking!

CaptainSocks

That site is largely funded by the Koch brothers, the Heartland … That site is largely funded by the Koch brothers, the Heartland Institute, and big oil. It's run by an ex-weather man that dropped out of college. Seems legit... Edit: you probably won't read this, but this page does a nice job of explaining why Watt has often inadvertently actually helped strengthen the arguments for Climate Change... http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Anthony_Watts



I did read it, funny line "he is among the less nutty of the prominent deniers" lol.
You do have to wonder who the hell to believe these days, one minute they say we will never see snow again in this country, and then we had a really bad winter I think it was 2013 maybe wrong, but it hit -19 in Worcestershire, then say this is global warming and can expect more of this……..what a load of blx……
Some expert quotes in my lifetime that have never happened.
Acid rain never happened.
The great ice age never happened.
London devastated by massive floods never happened.
Polar caps meltdown never happened.
Oil, gas and coal will run out never happened.
And that air pollution will be so bad we will all die a horrible death……well ok that is dramatic but never happened.
It’s a bit boring now, you see they cannot get away with this scare mongering any more, the internet exposes them for what they are funded crackpots!

copperspock



O more accurately put.

97% of government funded climate change scientists whose jobs depend on them saying climate change does exist say it does!
It's a meaningless figure trotted out by those who have done no adequate research.

forbes.com/sit…ng/

And as for settled science, it was settled science that the earth was flat once !

eatmybogbrush

I did read it, funny line "he is among the less nutty of the prominent … I did read it, funny line "he is among the less nutty of the prominent deniers" lol.You do have to wonder who the hell to believe these days, one minute they say we will never see snow again in this country, and then we had a really bad winter I think it was 2013 maybe wrong, but it hit -19 in Worcestershire, then say this is global warming and can expect more of this……..what a load of blx……Some expert quotes in my lifetime that have never happened.Acid rain never happened.The great ice age never happened.London devastated by massive floods never happened.Polar caps meltdown never happened.Oil, gas and coal will run out never happened.And that air pollution will be so bad we will all die a horrible death……well ok that is dramatic but never happened.It’s a bit boring now, you see they cannot get away with this scare mongering any more, the internet exposes them for what they are funded crackpots!


You don't have to read this if you don't want to but i felt i had to address some of the points you raise because they are all issues that I care about; and I don't like mis-information.
Please don't take it as a personal attack; that is not my intention.
I tried to keep it brief, but the number of issues you raised was quite plentiful... so inevitably, so is my reply X)

Firstly, your snow point, you are talking about weather!
Climate change/global warming doesn't just mean that the global temperature rises; it also means we will see more extremes of weather, harsher winters, drier winters, wetter winters, warmer winters.

You then talk about 'acid rain',...erm there is plenty of evidence of the damage caused by acid rain, many areas of America, Eastern Europe and China have seen the consequences of this effect.
Scandinavia suffered huge effects to their forests and lakes.
Even within the UK there were signs of its action.
The reason acid rain dropped of the radar is because steps were taken to reduce emissions; desulphurisation equipment was fitted to power stations, thereby reducing' the current threat.

You then refer to the Great Ice Age....lol...... did you expect that to happen in the last 10 years?
The risk of a event as extreme as an ice age has still not gone away.... if climate change continues unaddressed and the polar caps/glaciers continue to melt, it could have dramatic implications for things such as the Gulf stream; which in turn could lead to North america and Europe becoming inhabitable due to extreme cold.

You then talk of London flooding..... London is still at risk of flooding due to rising sea levels; the Thames barrier is currently in operation for this reason, and it is likely it will be replaced in the foreseeable future with a structure more suitable to face future threats.

You then talk of the polar caps meltdown never happening..... I think if you take time to research this issue you will see that there is plenty of evidence to support evidence of extreme melting actions occurring, whilst this is less than expected in Antarctica the Northern hemisphere is seeing dramatic changes occurring.

You then bring up oil, gas and coal running out never happening? These are all finite resources, which means they will run out... this is inevitable, and one only has to look at many of the conflicts around the world to see that countries are seeking to control what resources remain.

Then you talk about air pollution effects not happening..... 7 million people a year are dying as a result of air pollution!
India and China, and areas of America are particularly badly effected, but even within Europe the effects of air pollution are felt. Lung disease, cardiovascular conditions and cancer are all conditions which can be caused and exacerbated by air pollution....

You might find it boring; but maybe if you took a little more time to look at the evidence coming out of reputable sources instead of the propaganda funded by organisations with vested interests you would see that all these issues are real threats to us and future generations.
Don't underestimate the power of the individual, decisions we make on a day to day basis have implications and consequences for the entire world and its future.

mtor609

Leonardo dicaprio is the WRONG person to use.The guy uses private jets … Leonardo dicaprio is the WRONG person to use.The guy uses private jets everywhere.I guess it's a movie about the well known quote " do as we say, not as we do "


I see where you are coming from, i did think "could they not have got a better face to front this", but then you have to ask yourself who?
Dicaprio has been an environmental campaigner for about 20 years, and he has a high public profile which make him ideal for the film, and It is doubtful that the film would have such great coverage if it had been a regular scientist at the helm.
I also get your point about the jet set life stylem but i as far as i am aware, he uses carbon offsetting to balance the impact his actions cause.

PrincessJellybean

I assume it refers to the acceleration of climate change due to mankind's … I assume it refers to the acceleration of climate change due to mankind's activities, and the possible implications of this; and what can be done to alleviate and prepare for the consequential impacts it will have on our planet (including ourselves).




That old chestnut eh! Carbon dioxide (apparently a poison) which is released by the sea as the sea gets warm and is absorbed by the sea when the sea cools is at a slightly elevated level (though nowhere near historical highs) and is apparently causing the world to warm up. Even if that were true, termites produce 10 times the amount of C02 than all human activity and so should be the first target of any attack on Co2 surely??? Far batter than causing countless deaths in third world countries with the nonsensical carbon taxes and carbon trading.

PrincessJellybean

I see where you are coming from, i did think "could they not have got a … I see where you are coming from, i did think "could they not have got a better face to front this", but then you have to ask yourself who?Dicaprio has been an environmental campaigner for about 20 years, and he has a high public profile which make him ideal for the film, and It is doubtful that the film would have such great coverage if it had been a regular scientist at the helm. I also get your point about the jet set life stylem but i as far as i am aware, he uses carbon offsetting to balance the impact his actions cause.



Carbon offsetting eh? so because he is rich he is allowed to be a hypocrite?

copperspock


Ha Ha, you believe the 97% lie because you are fed it so often. Do your research it s a complete fabrication, just google 97% consensus and see for yourself.

Edited by: "mikepaterson" 1st Nov 2016

PrincessJellybean

I tried to keep it brief, but the number of issues you raised was quite … I tried to keep it brief, but the number of issues you raised was quite plentiful... so inevitably, so is my reply X)Firstly, your snow point, you are talking about weather! Climate change/global warming doesn't just mean that the global temperature rises; it also means we will see more extremes of weather, harsher winters, drier winters, wetter winters, warmer winters.You then talk about 'acid rain',...erm there is plenty of evidence of the damage caused by acid rain, many areas of America, Eastern Europe and China have seen the consequences of this effect. Scandinavia suffered huge effects to their forests and lakes.Even within the UK there were signs of its action.The reason acid rain dropped of the radar is because steps were taken to reduce emissions; desulphurisation equipment was fitted to power stations, thereby reducing' the current threat.You then refer to the Great Ice Age....lol...... did you expect that to happen in the last 10 years? The risk of a event as extreme as an ice age has still not gone away.... if climate change continues unaddressed and the polar caps/glaciers continue to melt, it could have dramatic implications for things such as the Gulf stream; which in turn could lead to North america and Europe becoming inhabitable due to extreme cold.You then talk of London flooding..... London is still at risk of flooding due to rising sea levels; the Thames barrier is currently in operation for this reason, and it is likely it will be replaced in the foreseeable future with a structure more suitable to face future threats.You then talk of the polar caps meltdown never happening..... I think if you take time to research this issue you will see that there is plenty of evidence to support evidence of extreme melting actions occurring, whilst this is less than expected in Antarctica the Northern hemisphere is seeing dramatic changes occurring.You then bring up oil, gas and coal running out never happening? These are all finite resources, which means they will run out... this is inevitable, and one only has to look at many of the conflicts around the world to see that countries are seeking to control what resources remain. Then you talk about air pollution effects not happening..... 7 million people a year are dying as a result of air pollution! India and China, and areas of America are particularly badly effected, but even within Europe the effects of air pollution are felt. Lung disease, cardiovascular conditions and cancer are all conditions which can be caused and exacerbated by air pollution....You might find it boring; but maybe if you took a little more time to look at the evidence coming out of reputable sources instead of the propaganda funded by organisations with vested interests you would see that all these issues are real threats to us and future generations. Don't underestimate the power of the individual, decisions we make on a day to day basis have implications and consequences for the entire world and its future.



Climate change/global warming doesn't just mean that the global temperature rises; it also means we will see more extremes of weather, harsher winters, drier winters, wetter winters, warmer winters. >>>>> As climate changes so slowly, how do you are anybody know that we will see more extremes? In any case we are seeing fewer hurricanes and tornadoes and not more. The main causes of the extremes of weather change are movements in the Jet Stream and events such as El Ninjo,

if climate change continues unaddressed and the polar caps/glaciers continue to melt >>>>>>>> As we are talking about global warming here and not just localised weather, perhaps you can explain why Antartic sea ice is reaching record maximums?

Edited by: "mikepaterson" 1st Nov 2016

mikepaterson

That old chestnut eh! Carbon dioxide (apparently a poison) which is … That old chestnut eh! Carbon dioxide (apparently a poison) which is released by the sea as the sea gets warm and is absorbed by the sea when the sea cools is at a slightly elevated level (though nowhere near historical highs) and is apparently causing the world to warm up. Even if that were true, termites produce 10 times the amount of C02 than all human activity and so should be the first target of any attack on Co2 surely??? Far batter than causing countless deaths in third world countries with the nonsensical carbon taxes and carbon trading.



All substances are poisons/toxic, it depends on the dose. With regards to termites, they're in a natural cycle that if runs rampant may have to be dealt with. As far as I know they're still in a normal equilibrium at the moment. Maybe if our human activity kills off more of their predators this will become an issue we need to address though. The problem with humans is that we have upset the balance so things are getting out of control, and if talking about animals, farmed bovine would be a huge issue that needs dealing with.

dreamager

All substances are poisons/toxic, it depends on the dose. With regards to … All substances are poisons/toxic, it depends on the dose. With regards to termites, they're in a natural cycle that if runs rampant may have to be dealt with. As far as I know they're still in a normal equilibrium at the moment. Maybe if our human activity kills off more of their predators this will become an issue we need to address though. The problem with humans is that we have upset the balance so things are getting out of control, and if talking about animals, farmed bovine would be a huge issue that needs dealing with.



Carbon dioxide is not a poison though is it? It is one of the most fundamental building blocks of our World and without it we would die.

You seem to have missed the point that termites (in normal equilibrium as you suggest) are producing TEN times the CO2 of ALL human output (of which Co2 from fossil fuels is only a small percentage)

To think that man is solely responsible for the change/growth in CO2 is quite clearly nonsensical.

jobibear

Which one do you trust?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxEGHW6Lbu8




Brian Cox lied and twisted things in this hugely biased show. The chap clearly does not understand the scientific method.


You prefer the poster boy with qualifications in particle physics and pop songs.. Nice job - you fell for their little game so easily.

mikepaterson

Carbon dioxide is not a poison though is it? It is one of the most … Carbon dioxide is not a poison though is it? It is one of the most fundamental building blocks of our World and without it we would die.You seem to have missed the point that termites (in normal equilibrium as you suggest) are producing TEN times the CO2 of ALL human output (of which Co2 from fossil fuels is only a small percentage)To think that man is solely responsible for the change/growth in CO2 is quite clearly nonsensical.



Yes, carbon dioxide is a poison, as is water, and oxygen. As I said, it depends on dosage.

And no I didn't miss the point, it was a bad one. The environment had reached a nice equilibrium, that we have broken. The correct way to deal with that is not to go and kill enough species to offset the extra we produce. We are in the biggest mass extinction since the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs because of human activity already, we don't need more reasons to make this worse

To think we are the main contributor (not sole) to the change is not nonsensical when backed up by empirical data, the conspiracy theories are the nonsense. Many of the supporters will be denying the moon landings and Elvis' death too

mikepaterson

Carbon offsetting eh? so because he is rich he is allowed to be a … Carbon offsetting eh? so because he is rich he is allowed to be a hypocrite?


It depends how you define hypocrisy,clearly he acknowledges that his carbon footprint is larger than others and so he chooses to fund activities that reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide... thereby neutralising his individual impact.
Surely it would only be hypocrisy if he did nothing?

He is trying to scare people to do what he wants them to do. He wants them to reduce their carbon footprint by changing their lifestyle, yet because he is rich he can carry on regardless. If he really cared, he would cut down on his footprint AND donate some of his huge wealth to offset the carbon footrpint of those poor people in Africa who are dying due to being unable to keep basic medicines cool. I do indeed call this hypocrisy.
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