Media (TV shows, internet, publishing etc.) is a great way to promote and spread awareness or information about something. Just like every other issue that deserves to be solved and be aware about, environmental issues such as climate change and global warming holds a place in the world of media.
In this article today, we will be reviewing and recommending TV shows, books, songs and many forms of entertainment in the world of media. These recommendations shall not only keep you entertained but also eye-opening at the same time.
Moving on, let us start with our first section- TV shows. TV shows are one of the most common places for us to reach people of all ages, whether you’re a kid in elementary school or a senior in your 70’s, surely you have watched TV in your life.
Into The Wild Into The Wild is a 2007 biographical adventure drama film directed by Sean Penn. This show is adapted from a non fiction book of the same name written by the author Jon Krakauer. This show talks about Christopher McCandless who gave away all his savings to hike across North America and settle into Alaskan wilderness in the early 1990’s. In this show, Christopher is surrounded by the beauty in the wonder of nature. A great way to promote the beauty of our beloved Earth, indeed.
Tomorrow Directed by Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent, Tomorrow is a 2015 French documentary film. This documentary explores the influence and bad impact of the climate crisis in 5 categories- agriculture, energy, economy, democracy and education. The show exposes the audience to the reality of what the climate crisis is doing to Earth and spreads awareness.
Chernobyl Chernobyl is a historical mini series that talks about the Chernobyl disaster of 1986 and the effects after. It is a tragedy but also an eye opener for the audiences to know about the severity of environmental crises that will gradually increase if we don;t do anything about them.
After that, let us talk about some books that spread awareness about how serious climate crises could be.
How to Give Up Plastic by Will McCallum As the name suggests, this book talks about the history of plastic and humans throughout history and guides us on the steps that need to be taken for us to fully give up plastic and live an eco-friendly life that we all seek for.
Don’t Even Think About It by George Marshall This book explains to us why most humans chose to ignore climate change instead of acting to solve the issue in the aspects of science. There is no denial that this book will surely pique readers’ interest and promote more actions to be taken about these issues.
Where the Water Goes by David Owen This book talks about the Colorado River that provides water for people. However, due to climate change and environmental crises, the river is running dry. The authors argue that we’ve put ourselves into this mess but we can also pull ourselves out of it.
Last but not least, here are some song recommendations that you could listen to when you’re doing work or anything. These songs’ lyrics are all related to our environment.
1. Weyes Blood – Something to Believe “Thought I finally met my death
Gonna do all I can
Stay away from the quicksand
Gonna do all I can”
2. Hawkwind – We Took the Wrong Step Years Ago “The morning Sun is rising casting rays across the land
Already nature's calling take heed of the warning”
3. R.E.M. – Fall on Me “There's a problem, feathers, iron
Bargain buildings, weights and pulleys
Feathers hit the ground before the weight can leave the air
Buy the sky and sell the sky and tell the sky and tell the sky”
4. Spirit – Nature’s Way “It's nature's way of telling you, soon we'll freeze
It's nature's way of telling you, dying trees”
5. Gojira – Amazonia
“There's fire in the sky
You're in the Amazon
The greatest miracle
Is burning to the ground”
Before the end of this article, I hope that these recommendations could keep you entertained, do you some good and help more people see the importance of acting on solving environmental issues. We’re in this together.