In case you hadn’t noticed, things aren’t fine with our planet.
Earth is growing hotter by the year, with heat records being smashed around the globe. Extreme weather events are getting worse, and the Arctic is not looking good, even though nations around the globe have committed to keeping average global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
Sure, it can be hard to get your head around exactly how human-induced climate change is affecting our globe when each day we just go about our daily lives, scrolling through TikTok, and making weekend plans. But if you actually hear from those at the forefront of this emergency, along with scientists and researchers, you might be moved to realise it’s everyone’s problem — and to act in ways that might help fix it.
Being informed about climate change and its very real consequences is crucial for all human beings. The truth is no easy pill to swallow, and anxiety about climate change is real, but our lives and the continued existence of our planet depends on people knowing what’s up. Maybe you don’t have the time or inclination to sit down with the studies, like Mashable science editor Mark Kaufman does for you in his series, Climate 101. No problem. You can turn to a handy documentary and get educated on what’s happening to the only Earth we’ve got.
We’ve rounded up the best climate change documentaries and where to watch them. Plus, we’ve added a tip on how to help in real life, after these films leave you wondering what the hell to do next…