Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Worth Watching

We don't get SBS at our place but I like to keep an eye out for any really interesting documentaries that are on.

There is a really interesting series about climate change and the different ways impacts are being felt across America and the world.
Separate stories around climate change unfold across nine episodes, told by a cast of A-list Hollywood celebrities and high-profile journalists, including Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Jessica Alba, Michael C. Hall, Ian Somerhalder, Olivia Munn, Arnold Schwarzenegger, America Ferrara, and more. These correspondents travel to areas throughout the U.S. and around the world to interview both experts and ordinary people affected by, and seeking solutions to, the impacts of climate change. 

I have only seen the first 2 episodes so far but I have been really impressed by the way it has been put together.  I really hope that our polititians are watching this too although I am not hopeful.  I know that Julie Bishop announced that Australia will contribute $200 million to the UN Green Climate Fund but I son't think this would have even happened except that many of the world leaders have put pressure on the government.  We really need to do a lot more since according to the latest OECD Greenhouse Gas Emissions Index Australia is ranked as the largest emitter of greenhouse gases per capita how disgraceful.

Years of Living Dangerously - Dry Season

Years of Living Dangerously - End of the Woods

Years of Living Dangerously -  A Dangerous Future

The other series I found really informative is What's the Catch? presented by Matthew Evans the Gourmet Farmer. This documentary series highlights the complex and sometimes shocking truth about Australia’s seafood. It also launches a campaign around seafood labelling that will enable all Australians to make better choices when it comes to buying and consuming seafood. 
We do not eat a lot of seafood and most of what we eat is a locally caught fresh water fish (therefore not sea food) that is a pest species, but it has made me think a lot more about the other seafood we buy.

Whats the Catch? - Episode 1

Whats the Catch? - Episode 2

Whats the Catch? - Episode 3

Have you seen any of these documentaries?  What did you think?


  1. Just letting you known ive started watching them last night. They are long so may take a while. Very interesting information. Mr Abbott needs to wake up.

  2. Ive just watched all the What's the Catch feeling a little guilty that this morning i bought a piece of flake (thank goodness Australian but no idea what species) and a piece of Aust Salmon for Rob, hopefully farmed. Frustrating. They were the only two fresh Australian fish available at the supermarket. Co-incidentally, my niece and sister are just about to take over a fish and chip shop in Ferntree Gully. Ive asked for a conversation with regards to sourcing product. I know she is going to include fresh fish.

    1. Lynda it is great that you can have a conversation with them about this, perhaps they could build it into the marketing plan and make it part of their appeal and a way to be different from the others. I feel like most of us are in the dark and even if we wanted to know and asked most of the retailers are in the dark too.


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