Green Film Series: The Age of Consequences

Green Film Shows Climate Impacts on National Security, Global Stability

Montclair’s office of Environmental Affairs and Community Green proudly present “The Age of Consequences”, the newest screening of their Green Film Series on Thursday, September 21, 6:30 p.m. at the Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, 07042.

Through the lens of US national security and global stability, this award-winning documentary investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict. Through unflinching case-study analysis, distinguished admirals, generals and military veterans take us beyond the headlines of the conflict in Syria, the social unrest of the Arab Spring, the rise of radicalized groups like ISIS, and the European refugee crisis – and lay bare how climate change stressors interact with societal tensions, sparking conflict.

Whether a long-term vulnerability or sudden shock, “The Age of Consequences” unpacks how water and food shortages, drought, extreme weather, and sea-level rise function as ‘accelerants of instability’ and ‘catalysts for conflict’ in volatile regions of the world.

These Pentagon insiders make the compelling case that if we go on with business as usual, the consequences of climate change – waves of refugees, failed states, terrorism – will continue to grow in scale and frequency, with grave implications for peace and security in the 21st century.

The film’s unnerving assessment is a call to action to rethink how we use and produce energy.

Bring the family, a neighbor, or a good friend for this important event. For further questions, contact the office of Environmental Affairs at 973-509-5721, or, grussell@montclairnjusa.org.