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Pollution and Climate Change
This sub-section examines the effects of air pollution on forests and of greenhouse gases on climate, the danger of insecticides for birds and human health, and the pollutants in our rivers.
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René Dumont: Global Ecologist
2001, production : Richard D. Lavoie
French agronomist René Dumont was an important early...
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Something in the Air
2001, production : Sylvie Dauphinais
Pesticides help increase food production, particularly in a...
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Trouble in the Forest
1988, production : Gary Toole
In the 1960s when air pollution was becoming an issue,...
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Atonement
1970, production : Michael McKennirey
The story of DDT is now recognized as the trigger that...
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René Dumont: Global Ecologist
 

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Excerpt  (2:01) 2001, production : Richard D. Lavoie
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French agronomist René Dumont was an important early environmentalist, making the link between greenhouse gases and climate change. He argued for a more equitable global economic order, urging Western societies to cut their overall consumption and to reduce their dependence on petroleum.

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The twentieth century unspools through the eyes of 97-year-old René Dumont, agricultural scientist and activist for peace, justice and the environment. Angered by enduring injustice, Dumont beseeches us to look to the future: "Open your eyes! The twenty-first century has had a rotten start!" This film brings us his outrage and activism, his love of humanity and hope for the future. In French with English subtitles.
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