A documentary worksheet for the National Geographic video 'Before the Flood'
Quote from DiCaprio about this film (Wikipedia) - "Before The Flood is the product of an incredible three-year journey that took place with my co-creator and director Fisher Stevens. We went to every corner of the globe to document the devastating impacts of climate change and questioned humanity's ability to reverse what may be the most catastrophic problem mankind has ever faced. There was a lot to take on. All that we witnessed on this journey shows us that our world's climate is incredibly interconnected and that it is at urgent breaking point.
We wanted to create a film that gave people a sense of urgency, that made them understand what particular things are going to solve this problem. We bring up the issue of a carbon tax, for example, which I haven't seen in a lot of documentaries. Basically, sway a capitalist economy to try to invest in renewables, to bring less money and subsidies out of oil companies. These are the things that are really going to make a massive difference. (...) We need to use our vote ... We cannot afford to have political leaders out there that do not believe in modern science or the scientific method or empirical truths … We cannot afford to waste time having people in power that choose to believe in the 2 percent of the scientific community that is basically bought off by lobbyists and oil companies"
You will need to have purchased this video (Mr. Higgins used his Amazon account), alternatively if you have a cable subscription, you can login to National Geographic on their website (follow the link to go where you need to go).
Image is the promotional poster for the video, I do not own this image. Copyright is held by National Geographic.
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- Student copy for printing (docx , PDF)
- Teacher copy with multiple different answers for each question (docx, PDF)
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03/17/17 - Added in timestamps and corrected some of the answers and spelling