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EcoMoves - Movies that is!

If you have seen a documentary or film that you think others would enjoy, or at least would make them think, send in the information and we will try to post it.

 

350 That's the parts per million of CO2 in the atmosphere that scientists now believe is safe. And it's the number we have to achieve.

Dimming the Sun
NOVA's "Dimming Sun" reveals how our planet is not only heating up due to global warming, but actually getting dimmer in the process. NOVA investigates the evidence for this little-known phenomenon called global dimming and explores its potential impact on climate worldwide.
Buy the movie or PBS Teacher Resources or Nova's Companion Web Site

Too Hot Not to Handle
A one-hour documentary that illustrates the effects of global warming and solutions that are already taking place. The film features contributions from leading scientists.
Watch the trailer OR buy the HBO movie

Happy Feet
I went to see this movie with my 5 year old, expecting cute animation. I got alot more. The animation is amazing, the jokes what you would expect when Robin Williams is around. You also get a variety of messages ranging from "Be yourself" to "Unite the world" to "Stop overfishing Antarctic waters."This last one is a dark environmental message which requires an abrupt change of tone, but that’s okay -- and it works, because the animators make the penguins seem so much like us that we identify with their plight.

 

What does your car run on?
For a look at the past, present and future of the electric car, watch "Who Killed the Electric Car?". This documentary follows the development of the electric car and mourns its loss.

Who Killed the Electric Car? is presented as a whodone-it mystery. Staying true to this genre, the film opens with necessary background information,
describes the crime committed, answering all of the
what, where, and when questions, and then in the
style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle gathers the suspects for close scrutiny, coming to a conclusion on the guilt or innocence of each.
There is a Teacher's Guide available on the site

 

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