The Age of Stupid

Coastal areas of New York City and New Jersey are flooded by hurricane Sandy. Heat waves and drought dampen food production. The earth’s temperature rises as glaciers and polar ice caps melt and ocean levels also rise. Meanwhile industrial economies continue to burn hydrocarbons in increasing amounts and major governments are unable or unwilling to do anything to arrest global climate change.

Suppose climate change does continue, unarrested. Where will we end up? The dystopian film “The Age of Stupid” takes us into the future to the year 2055. Amidst a devastated world, an elderly man, the lone survivor, reviews archival images of the previous half century as he asks the question, “Why didn’t we stop climate change while we had the chance?” Why indeed?

“The Age of Stupid” 2009, 89 min.

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