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Tipping Point

26 min. Video Project. 2017. $79. ISBN unavail.
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Gr 5–9—Dylan D'Haeze, a 13-year-old filmmaker, tackles the complicated concepts and environmental consequences of climate change in this short, fact-filled video. A variety of climate experts are presented who support the idea that the Earth may not be able to reverse the adverse effects of global warming. Beginning with a clear definition of the problem, the film offers a variety of causes, such as the increase of carbon dioxide and methane. The significance of ocean warming and melting ice caps is also addressed. The complex role of business and profit in environmental degradation is also touched on. The heartfelt suggestions of actions viewers can take to change current attitudes and actions include eating less or no meat and dairy products, advocating the use of renewable energy, and consuming less fossil fuel by walking and biking. Most importantly, young adults are encouraged to contact political entities, both local and national, to press their concerns and to demand action by those in power. However, from the lighting to the camera angles, the production values lack sophistication.
VERDICT The involvement of a teenage student in the development and presentation of this summary of the causes and consequences of climate change makes this accessible to environmental science students.

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