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Don't Look Up

Oscar-winning filmmaker Adam McKay tells us how angst about climate change compelled him to make Don’t Look Up, an epic comedy disaster movie about humanity’s failure to tackle an existential threat.

Featuring clips from the film with Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Jonah Hill, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett and Tyler Perry.

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Climate Change

The COP28 climate summit held in late 2023 served to focus the world’s attention on the steps necessary to avert catastrophe - and resulted in an official acknowledgement that fossil fuels are the root cause of climate change. Despite the stated aim of the Paris Agreement to limit warming to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, by having countries voluntarily reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, the world is on track to exceed that threshold. Even 1.5°C in warming is likely to lead to punishing environmental impacts and widespread displacement.This briefing is based on the views of a wide range of experts from the World Economic Forum’s Expert Ne...

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