Climate change is the biggest threat facing humanity today and yet our political systems refuse to move quickly enough to do anything about it. It threatens to undo all the gains that have been made against poverty in recent decades.
But how does it affect Ireland and where do we fit in the global picture? ‘Drop in the Ocean?’ talks to some of Ireland’s leading environmental scientists, writers and activists to find out.
What people are saying about Drop in the Ocean
'Deserves to be seen widely' Philip Boucher-Hayes, RTE
'This eye-opening video from Trocaire on climate change in Ireland and around the world is a must watch for everyone.' Sorcha Pollock, Journalist, Irish Times
'Very well-made short climate change documentary by Eoghan RIce and trocaire team - really worth watching' John Burke, RTE, This Week
'Maybe the most urgent 27 min clip you will ever watch. Thanks trocaire .' Trevor Sargent
'If anyone cares about Climate Change there's a film worth seeing at trocaire.org/drop'; Liz McManus
'Really brilliant documentary joining the dots on Climate Change -please watch (even if you know it all already!)' Anja Murray, Ecologist, Eco Eye Presenter on RTE
'Stunning film about Ireland and climate change by Eoghan Rice and Alan Whelan for Trocare. Watch, be informed. Beautifully shot and produced, balanced and objective and overall thoroughly compelling.' Tom Halpin, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
Produced and Directed by Alan Whelan and Eoghan Rice
Filmed and Edited by Alan Whelan
Interviews by Eoghan Rice
Associate Producer Liz Evers
Additional Interviews by Alan Whelan, Marie Moriarty
David O'Hare and Liz Evers
Additional Filming: Emmet Sheerin
Archive Trocaire Footage: Ross McDonnell
Translator: Martha Welday
Additional Translation: Seble O'Rourke
Still Photography: Jeannie O'Brien, Emmet Sheerin, Alan Whelan,
Footage used with creative commons licence
Mary Robinson interview/Pablo Solon/Kumi Nadoo/OneWorldTV
Judi Wakhungu/CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change
Solar Panel Installation TIme Lapse Erik dHersigny
Obama UN Speech/White House
People's Climate March/Barry Solow
Naomi Klein/Pirate TV Seattle
Bill McKibben Lecture/Randy Chatterjee
Durban Climate March/Oxfam International
Maryland flooding/Maryland Guard
Durban Climate Change March/One World TV
Clontarf Floods/Jacob Thomas
Galway Floods/Max Clements
Colorado Floods/Ed Duffy
Hurricane Sandy/US Navy
Phillippines Floods/Apa Nama
Daniel Barkely/Carrickfergus Floods
With contributions from over 50 politicians, scientists, and environmental activists, including former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, physicist Stephen Hawking, Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai, and journalist Armand Betscher, Paul Hawken, the film documents the grave problems facing the planet's life systems. Global warming, deforestation, mass species extinction, and depletion of the oceans' habitats are all addressed. The film's premise is that the future of humanity is in jeopardy.
The film proposes potential solutions to these problems by calling for restorative action by the reshaping and rethinking of global human activity through technology, social responsibility and conservation.
Experts interviewed underlined that everyone must become involved to reverse the destruction and climate change. The role of humans in the destruction of the environment is explained from the viewpoint of several different professional fields including environmental scientists, oceanographers, economic historians, and medical specialists. The many experts called upon in this documentary effectively demonstrated a consensus concerning human-caused climate change, and the many other impacts of industrialization such as the dramatic loss of species (biodiversity).
It's our generation that gets to change the world - forever.. Lets turn mankind's darkest hour into its finest.
La hora 11 describe el último momento en el que es posible cambiar. La película explora cómo la humanidad ha llegado a este momento: cómo vivimos, el impacto que producimos sobre los ecosistemas y lo que podemos hacer para cambiar nuestra trayectoria. Expertos de todo el mundo dialogan con más de cincuenta de los científicos, pensadores y líderes más importantes del momento, que presentan los hechos y hablan sobre los aspectos más urgentes a los que se enfrentan nuestro planeta y la humanidad. La narración y conducción de la misma corre a cargo del actor Leonardo DiCaprio que se implicó personalmente en la producción de la misma. La hora 11 es una mirada sobre la crisis ecológica actual, concretada en fenómenos tales como la sequía, el hambre, las inundaciones o la lluvia ácida, entre otras secuelas que el planeta sufre a causa del cambio climático. El documental incluye soluciones prácticas para ayudar a restaurar los ecosistemas del planeta....