1515 – Underwater (2020)

spacetime coordinates: 2020’s. Kepler 822, a research and drilling facility operated by Tian Industries at the bottom of the Mariana Trench + one mile across the ocean floor..

Underwater is a 2020 American science fiction horror film directed by William Eubank and written by Brian Duffield and Adam Cozad. The film stars Kristen StewartVincent CasselJessica HenwickJohn Gallagher Jr.Mamoudou Athie, and T.J. Miller. It follows a group of scientists at the bottom of the ocean who encounter a group of creatures after an earthquake destroys their laboratory. (wiki)

imdb

1513 – Planet of the Humans (2019 documentary)

Planet of the Humans is a 2019 American environmental documentary film written, directed, and produced by Jeff Gibbs. It is backed and promoted by Michael Moore, who is also the executive producer. Moore released it on YouTube for free viewing (for 30 days) on April 21, 2020, the eve of the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day.

MV5BYjcxZmY4MGMtNjM0Ny00ZTMyLWIwYTktYzk4NzQ1NjZhNDY0XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyMjg5NjgxNDk@._V1_SY1000_CR0,0,666,1000_AL_

One of the film’s main claims is that some environmental leaders and organizations in the United States who promote green energy have actually been promoting biomass energy, largely meaning burning trees instead of fossil fuels, which is neither carbon neutralrenewable, nor sustainable. The film also claims that wind power and solar energy cannot produce enough energy to save the planet from the climate crisis, and still require fossil fuels due to intermittency. The film has been widely critized for its misleading and outdated commentary. 

Jeff Gibbs has said that the film is designed to prompt discussion and debate beyond the narrow issue of climate change and to look at the overall human impact on the environment, including issues such as human overpopulation and the contemporary extinction crisis in which half of all wildlife has disappeared in the last 40 years, and whether green technology can solve these issues. (wiki)

imdb


chemurgy


 

1510 – Fantastic Fungi (2019 documentary)

Fantastic Fungi is a 2019 documentary film directed by Louie Schwartzberg. The film combines time-lapse cinematography, CGI, and interviews in an overview of the biology, environmental roles, and various uses of fungi.

[Reception] Critics praised Schwartzberg‘s time-lapse cinematography. Some critics found the narration unnecessary. (wiki)

imdb   /   rottentomatoes


The Kingdom: How Fungi Made Our World (2018 documentary) 

The Magic of Mushrooms (2014 documentary)

The Triumph of the Fungi: A Rotten History (2006 book by Nicholas P. Money)

1497 – Ragnarok (TV Series 2020–)

timespace coordinates: 2020’s fictional Norwegian town of Edda in Western Norway

1_K8CSg__zfF0RfXnF6BZFDQ

Ragnarok is a Norwegian-language fantasy drama from Netflix that premiered on 31 January 2020. The series is produced by the Danish production company SAM Productions. The show has been renewed for a second season. 

The show takes place in the fictional town of Edda which is plagued by climate change and the industrial pollution caused by the factories owned by the local Jutul family, the fifth-richest family in Norway. The Jutuls are actually four Jötunn, frost giants and giantesses posing as a family in Edda. They are challenged by Magne, a teenage boy who is surprised to learn that he is the embodiment of Thor and begins the fight against those that are destroying the planet.

MV5BODM3NTZkZTUtYzEyYS00NjEyLTg2NjEtNDhlMjYwY2ZkNGUzXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyMTMxODk2OTU@._V1_

The story draws inspiration from Norse mythology. (wiki)

imdb

1441 – Dark Waters (2019)

timespace coordinates: 1990’s – 2010’s  Cincinnati, Ohio – Parkersburg, West Virginia

dark_waters_xlgDark Waters is a 2019 American legal thriller film directed by Todd Haynes and written by Mario Correa and Matthew Michael Carnahan. It is based on the 2016 article “The Lawyer Who Became DuPont‘s Worst Nightmare” by Nathaniel Rich, published in The New York Times Magazine. Parts of the story were also reported by Mariah Blake, whose 2015 article “Welcome to Beautiful Parkersburg, West Virginia” was a National Magazine Award finalist, and Sharon Lerner, whose series “Bad Chemistry” ran in The Intercept. Robert Bilott, the principal character in the film, also wrote a memoir, Exposure, detailing his 20-year legal battle against DuPont. The film stars Mark RuffaloAnne HathawayTim RobbinsBill CampVictor GarberMare WinninghamWilliam Jackson Harper, and Bill Pullman. (wiki)

MV5BYjk4YjUwNjUtOWE3MC00N2M4LWFlYzgtY2FlMzU5YWNjZjk2XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNDMzNDc4Mg@@._V1_

imdb


Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA, also known as C8)

forever chemicals / POPs / Perfluorinated alkylated substances (PFAS)

Timeline of events related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)


Economic response