Presenting the latest science on climate change, this is an informative and inspirational documentary which offers realistic solutions and gives the reality of global warming a human face, showcasing amazing examples of individuals and communities tackling the world’s environmental problems.
The film takes its lead from an exclusive group of influential international leaders as they travel to the Arctic to witness climate change at first hand. During the course of the journey, they show the path needed for action and present how it is possible to implement new and sustainable solutions, taking examples from their own fields of endeavour in energy, agriculture, education, finance, technology, human population, deforestation and legislation. The film introduces stories and protagonists from all over the world, including Germany, UK, Italy, Denmark, Costa Rica, USA and Taiwan.
One Degree Matters traces the impact of temperature increases, measuring the slippage of the Greenland ice cap into the Arctic Ocean. The film takes its title from the fact that every degree increase in temperature matters, as we have already reached the limit of temperature change observed over the past 10,000 years in which today's civilisation has developed.