YouTube commenters thought the title was total clickbait because they got the impression it would be about Game of Thrones. 😮
I didn't know what the title meant but from the first minute I was in my comfort zone: among earth scientists out in the field trying to explain environmental issues simply. I was an earth scientist for 6 years of college and 11 years of my career.
One of the great sorrows of my life is to see so many people turn against science: the earth is flat and NASA is lying, vaccines cause harm, climate change is a hoax.
Three things stood out to me with this film:
1. It's a great way to learn the basics of climate science. It has good scientists, simple explanations, great filming and graphics. I loved that.
2. We seem to have given up on conservation. The point of view seems to be that we humans like our stuff and we're not going to give it up, so the realistic path is to develop technologies so we don't have to. I didn't like that. More windmills. More solar panels. More batteries. More machines to clean up the environment.
3. We must suck the carbon out of the air. This pains me. We seem to be countering all the stuff we manufacture by manufacturing a whole bunch more. We seem to be depending on carbon capture and it's in its infancy and the amount that needs capturing is staggering. It's not just in the air.
The film didn't mention nuclear, that I recall, or various conservation measures.
I still think it's very worth watching and I wish everyone would. Some of the permafrost stuff was crazy and I didn't know...