Tuesday, 29 August 2017

'The Carbon Rush' - Documentary Trailer (Video)

Trailer of 'The Carbon Rush' documentary (released in 2012). Narrated by Daryl Hannah.
The full documentary movie is available on Amazon Prime.

Quoting from the introduction to the documentary as published on videoproject.com :

"THE CARBON RUSH travels across four continents to investigate the true cost of carbon emissions trading. Are carbon offset projects significantly reducing CO2 emissions, or are they distracting from what is really required to tackle the climate crisis?

To date, there has been over $300 billion of carbon transactions worldwide through over 5,000 registered projects. Instead of focusing resources to move away from a fossil fuel economy, massive international trading ventures were established as the solution to climate change, nicknamed "green gold” by its beneficiaries.

This ground-breaking documentary examines how carbon trading works as established through the United Nations’ Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) as part of the Kyoto Protocol.

The film tours a variety of carbon offset projects around the world, visiting people on the front lines of carbon trading. Their stories and voices have been little-heard as part of the multi-billion dollar carbon trading industry. In Panama, indigenous rain forest dwellers are losing their way of life. In India, waste pickers at landfills can no longer support themselves. And in Honduras, dozens of Campesinos have been assassinated.

THE CARBON RUSH raises fundamental questions about what happens when we attempt to manipulate markets to solve the climate crisis, including who stands to gain and who stands to lose."



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