Cate Stewart, Nature Kids Editor
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2040 documentary film directed by Damon Gameau
Reviewed by Ilias, age 9
2040 is a good film to help children and adults to understand the climate and environmental crisis we’re in.
Concerned about his young daughter’s future, filmmaker Damon Gameau travels the world in search of new approaches and solutions to problems that are contributing to climate change. For example, instead of coal, we can use solar panels, wind turbines or hydroelectricity and switch to a renewable energy culture. We also learn about the potential of seaweed, which has great nutritional value, can grow year-round in the sea, and could replace a lot of high intensity farming.
I liked the movie because it has facts like a documentary, but it also has a storyline of our world slowly rotting away and the journey that the filmmaker goes on.
I learned a lot of things from 2040, but the most important thing I learnt is that we don’t have to have everything we want. If we do, that will almost definitely destroy the earth.
“Climate delay is almost as dangerous as climate denial. Every country in the world must work more quickly. ”Check out the everyday climate actions being logged on the United Nation’s ActNow website.
Did you know?
It is estimated that well over one billion animals Australia-wide and hundreds of billions of insects have been killed as a result of the 2019–20 bushfires — including about 8000 koalas or a third of NSW’s koala population.
3 things you can do to help
- Leave out clean water for animals and insects to drink.
- Plant local, native plants and flowers for birds and insects.
- Help us Regrow & Rewild our natural areas.Find out more about upcoming NPA projects
Get involved, be inspired!
- 1 March: Clean Up Australia Day
- 3 March: World Wildlife Day
- 21 March: International Day of Forests
- 22 March: World Water Day
- 28 March: Earth
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