The Age of Consequences

Jared P. Scott   |   Calgary Premiere


About the Film

Filmed on the frontlines of hot zones around the world, with firsthand accounts of people living in stress points—places on the edge of survival where droughts, floods, resource pressures and extreme weather have already uprooted communities and created humanitarian crises; regions where the tinder is dry to spark destructive armed conflict. THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES explores how climate change became inexorably linked to our national security and how the relationship between climate disruption and conflict will be the predominant force shaping the social, political, and economic world of the 21st century.


UN Sustainable Development Goal #13:  Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Film Information

Year: 2016
Length: 80min
Language: English
Country: USA
Premiere: Calgary
Genre: Environment

Cast & Credits

Director: Jared P. Scott
Producer: Jared P. Scott, Sophie Robinson, and Kelly Nyks


Locations & Showtimes


Saturday November 19   |   4:10PM
River Park Auditorium

Free Admission



Join the post-show conversation with local and international artists and experts.



Chris Turner is the author of five books and one of Canada’s leading writers and speakers on energy and sustainability. His bestsellers The Leap and The Geography of Hope were both National Business Book Award finalists. His most recent book, How to Breathe Underwater won the City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize. Turner's writing and research has long focused on how the issue of climate change is framed in the public debate, and the national security frame depicted in The Age of Consequences is a compelling way of engaging diverse audiences about its impact. He lives in Calgary with his wife and two children. He is working on a new book about the oil sands, which will be published in Canada and internationally by Simon & Schuster in 2017.