New Film on Climate Change in the Caribbean: 1.5 Stay Alive

1.5 – Stay Alive . . . A new film that brings together climate science and music from the Caribbean. I’m grateful to Lisa Paravisini Gebert and her Repeating Islands blog for bringing it to my attention.

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The aim of international climate change policy is to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius. But scientists believe that a temperature rise of just 1.5 degrees could lead to irreversible damage to ecosystems and terrestrial and marine areas

 The style of 1.5 Stay Alive is part music video and part factual. In it, popular Caribbean musicians express their experiences with rising seas by composing and performing songs about climate change, and their visions of how to confront it.
Intertwined throughout the film are insights by scientists and local climate experts. The film visits Belize, Costa Rica, Trinidad + Tobago, Haiti, Miami and Louisiana. These regions are examples of the areas that will be, and are, affected by rising seas.
The film ‘1.5 – Stay Alive’ by Spanish film-maker Lucian Segura takes a closer look at this issue using the example of the Caribbean region. He describes…

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