The Age of Consequences

Jared P. Scott/2016/80 min/Climate Change

CHICAGO PREMIERE. FILM DESCRIPTION: The Age of Consequences investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability.

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 film 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.

Saturday, March 4, 3- 5:15 p.m. [North]
Institute of Cultural Affairs, 4750 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago
Stay after the film for a discussion with thought leaders in the field of international relations. Learn about local resilience efforts taking place and how you could get involved. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

Sunday, March 5, 6-8:30 p.m. [Downtown]
Old St. Patrick's Church, Hughes Hall, 700 W. Adams St., Chicago
Old St. Pat's Creation Care Team will partner with the United Nations Association to host post-film discussions on the urgency of climate refugees and the realities we are facing as a human family in terms of food access, water resources, and clean energy. Facilitators include leaders in urban agriculture and farming, waterways and the Great Lakes region, and wind and solar companies. Together we will dialog, answer questions, and share resources to take concrete steps toward individual and collective action addressing climate change globally and locally.
*Refreshments will be served with cash bar.