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NatureNow: Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot make short film on the climate crisis

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    This is not a drill.
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    My name is Greta Thunberg.
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    We are living in the beginning
    of a mass extinction.
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    Our climate is breaking down.
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    Children like me are giving up
    their education to protest.
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    But we can still fix this.
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    You can still fix this.
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    To survive, we need
    to stop burning fossil fuels.
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    But this alone will not be enough.
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    Lots of solutions are talked about.
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    But what about the solution
    that is right in front of us?
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    I’ll let my friend George explain.
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    There is a magic machine
    that sucks carbon out of the air
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    costs very little
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    and builds itself.
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    It’s called...
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    a tree.
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    A tree is an example
    of a natural climate solution.
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    Mangroves, peat bogs, jungles,
    marshes, seabeds,
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    kelp forests, swamps, coral reefs,
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    they take carbon out of the air
    and lock it away.
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    Nature is a tool we can use
    to repair our broken climate.
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    These natural climate solutions
    could make a massive difference.
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    Pretty cool, right?
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    But only if we also leave fossil fuels
    in the ground.
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    Here’s the crazy part...
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    right now we are ignoring them.
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    We spend 1000 times more
    on global fossil fuels subsidies
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    than natural based solutions.
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    Natural climate solutions get just 2%
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    of all the money used
    on tackling climate breakdown.
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    This is your money.
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    It is your taxes and your savings.
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    Even more crazy
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    right now when we need nature the most,
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    we’re destroying it faster than ever.
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    Up to 200 species are going extinct
    every single day.
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    Much of the arctic ice is gone.
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    Most of our wild animals have gone.
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    Much of our soil has gone.
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    So what should we do?
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    What should YOU do?
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    It’s simple...
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    We need to
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    PROTECT
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    RESTORE
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    and FUND.
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    PROTECT
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    Tropical forests are being cut down
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    at the rate of
    30 football pitches a minute.
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    Where Nature is doing something vital
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    we must protect it.
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    RESTORE
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    Much of our planet has been damaged.
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    But Nature can regenerate
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    and we can help ecosystems bounce back.
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    FUND
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    We need to stop funding things
    that destroy nature
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    and pay for things that help it.
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    It is that simple
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    PROTECT
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    RESTORE
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    FUND
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    This can happen everywhere;
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    Many people have already begun
    using natural climate solutions.
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    We need to do it on a massive scale.
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    You can be part of this.
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    VOTE for people who defend nature.
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    SHARE this video.
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    Talk about this.
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    All around the world
    there are amazing movements
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    fighting for nature.
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    JOIN them.
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    Everything counts.
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    What you do, counts.
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    [THIS FILM WAS MADE
    FROM RECYCLED FOOTAGE]
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    [WITH NO FLIGHTS
    AND ZERO NET CARBON]
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    [PLEASE TAKE
    & RE-USE IT]
Titolo:
NatureNow: Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot make short film on the climate crisis
Descrizione:

Environmental activists Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot have helped produce a short film highlighting the need to protect, restore and use nature to tackle the climate crisis.

Living ecosystems like forests, mangroves, swamps and seabeds can pull enormous quantities of carbon from the air and store them safely, but natural climate solutions currently receive only 2% of the funding spent on cutting emissions.

The film’s director, Tom Mustill of Gripping Films, said: 'We tried to make the film have the tiniest environmental impact possible. We took trains to Sweden to interview Greta, charged our hybrid car at George’s house, used green energy to power the edit and recycled archive footage rather than shooting new.'

#naturenow #climatecrisis #gretathunberg

CREDITS

Narrators: Greta Thunberg & George Monbiot
Director: Tom Mustill
Producer: Triangle Monday
DoP & Editor: Fergus Dingle
Sound: Shaman Media
GFX: Paraic Mcgloughlin
Online: Bram De Jonghe
Picture Post: Special Treats Productions
Mix: Mcasso Music
Audio Post: Tom Martin
NCS Guidance: Charlie Lat
Music: Rone / InFiné Music

The Independent film by Gripping Films(Tom Mustill) was supported by:
Conservation International
Food and Land Use Coalition
Gower St

With guidance from
Nature4Climate

Natural Climate Solutions

www.grippingfilms.com

FIND OUT MORE:
#naturenow
www.naturalclimate.solutions

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Video Language:
English
Duration:
03:41

English subtitles

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