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United Nations Climate Change
'Message From Carl Sagan'
9 May 2023 1 min 45s
Poignant Predictions
by Syd Briscoe

This atmospheric film from the United Nations makes it abundantly clear how urgent the climate emergency really is. It uses the words of scientific visionary Carl Sagan, who was raising the alarm about global warming and the greenhouse effect back in the Eighties. As we're well aware - the vast majority of people failed to listen back then.

His warnings are played on a reel-to-reel tape recorder, which powers several clockwork animals as its spools run. A child watches on with awe and a touch of horror, trying to comprehend the idea that proper adults with developed brains would have ignored the issue for this long.

There's a continually tricky balancing act when it comes to making the public care about climate change: go too lighthearted, and it feels downplayed; go too serious, and people feel like there's no point in trying as we're doomed anyway. This achieves something more subtle than sheer terror, but sparks a driving anxiety which should encourage those watching to take action.

Product Category: Public Information Films

Territory: Global



Editor: Ricardo Quintela
Colourist: Acauan Pastore

  United Nations Climate Change - 'Message From Carl Sagan'


United Nations Climate Change
'Message From Carl Sagan'
9 May 2023 1 min 45s

Poignant Predictions

This atmospheric film from the United Nations makes it abundantly clear how urgent the climate emergency really is. It uses the words of scientific visionary Carl Sagan, who was raising the alarm about global warming and the greenhouse effect back in the Eighties. As we're well aware - the vast majority of people failed to listen back then.

His warnings are played on a reel-to-reel tape recorder, which powers several clockwork animals as its spools run. A child watches on with awe and a touch of horror, trying to comprehend the idea that proper adults with developed brains would have ignored the issue for this long.

There's a continually tricky balancing act when it comes to making the public care about climate change: go too lighthearted, and it feels downplayed; go too serious, and people feel like there's no point in trying as we're doomed anyway. This achieves something more subtle than sheer terror, but sparks a driving anxiety which should encourage those watching to take action.

Product Category: Public Information Films

Territory: Global



Editor: Ricardo Quintela
Colourist: Acauan Pastore

United Nations Climate Change 9 May 2023
'Message From Carl Sagan' 1 min 45s

Poignant Predictions

by Syd Briscoe

This atmospheric film from the United Nations makes it abundantly clear how urgent the climate emergency really is. It uses the words of scientific visionary Carl Sagan, who was raising the alarm about global warming and the greenhouse effect back in the Eighties. As we're well aware - the vast majority of people failed to listen back then.

His warnings are played on a reel-to-reel tape recorder, which powers several clockwork animals as its spools run. A child watches on with awe and a touch of horror, trying to comprehend the idea that proper adults with developed brains would have ignored the issue for this long.

There's a continually tricky balancing act when it comes to making the public care about climate change: go too lighthearted, and it feels downplayed; go too serious, and people feel like there's no point in trying as we're doomed anyway. This achieves something more subtle than sheer terror, but sparks a driving anxiety which should encourage those watching to take action.

Product Category: Public Information Films

Territory: Global



Editor: Ricardo Quintela
Colourist: Acauan Pastore