World wide release of Before the Flood brings awareness to environmental dangers facing mankind, offers a sneak peak at the NatGeo sci-fi series Mars, and kicks off Earth week on National Geographic with NatGeo’s Global TV premiere in 171 countries and 45 languages, commercial-free and available streaming worldwide on October 30th through November 6th, 2016
By Gabrielle Pantera
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Daily Star) 2016/10/29 – “There is no greater threat to the future of our society than climate change, and it must be a top issue for voters this election season,” says Before the Flood producer Leonardo DiCaprio. “Fisher [Stevens] and I set out to make a film to educate people around the planet on the urgent issues of climate change and to inspire them to be part of the solution. I applaud National Geographic for their commitment to bringing this film to as many people as possible at such a critical time.”
Before the Flood is produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, Fisher Stevens, Brett Ratner and James Packer. Executive Produced by Martin Scorsese.
With the election less then two weeks away and one of the candidates not even believing in global warming this is a big issue. Climate change is real, whether the President believes in cause-and-effect matters. Carbon that accumulated in the Earth over a period of millions of years is being burned at a rate taking hundreds of years. Volcanos can be a natural cause of climate change. The CO2 of volcanos is 1% of what is released by burning fossil fuels.
Mankind can’t conceive of the scale of destruction that’s causing. So, there’s denial. The scale of climate change is so unprecedented that scientists struggle to conceive of the consequences. That temperature records are being exceeded every year and ocean levels are rising can’t be disputed. Where most people of the world’s population live, on the coasts, is land that will be under water. Can any one person stop this? Can the government find a way to stop this? Not if we don’t try.
The film is available free on Natgeotv.com, VOD/Video On Demand through MVPD set-top boxes, MVPD Sites and Apps, Nat Geo TV Apps including iPhone, iPad and Apple TV, Roku, Android phones, Xbox One and 360, Samsung Connected TVs, and on iTunes, Hulu, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Sony PlayStation, and GooglePlay.
After the film’s theatrical release in New York and Los Angeles, National Geographic Global Networks CEO Courteney Monroe announced plans to distribute Before The Flood commercial-free across digital and streaming platforms around the world as part of the network’s continued commitment to covering climate change. This is unprecedented. The issue is that important.
Since the 90s DiCaprio has been a public advocate for the environment. In 1998 he created the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to promoting environmental awareness. He drives a Tesla electric vehicle and is an active supporter of many environmental organizations including World Wildlife Fund, Global Green USA, International Fund for Animal Welfare and the Natural Resources Defense Council.
“Climate change is real,” said DiCaprio during his Oscar acceptance speech for Best Actor for the Revenant. “It is happening right now,. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating.”
DiCaprio’s foundation has donated $30 million to advance the United Nations climate negotiations, protect coral reefs and tigers, and spread public awareness about the dangers of climate change.
Before The Flood, along with Emmy Award-winning documentary series Years of Living Dangerously, will kick off Earth Week — a week of programming beginning Oct. 30 on National Geographic Channel dedicated to bringing awareness to the issues of climate change.
At the end of the film the viewers will get a five-minute sneak peek at Mars NatGeo’s scripted series about colonizing Mars. From executive producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, premiering November 13th globally, November 14th, 2016, in the U.S.