2050 – Climate change and life in Britain

Choosing our Tomorrows

The Macaulay Institute has produced a film that explores what life could be like in 2050 through the video diaries of a Scottish farming family. “Choosing our Tomorrows” is viewable online as a 90 second trailer and nine 4–5 minute segments.

Dr Dave Stevens of the Macaulay Institute describes the film as an attempt to stimulate wider debate around the issues of climate change and our responses to it. “By giving people a range of possible futures to react to we can explore some of the decisions that society is already being confronted with,” says Stevens.

Having watched the film my impression is that it does what it says on the tin. The film contains some questionable assumptions, but I don’t see how that could be avoided. What the film does well is describe realistic possibilities, and explores what our responses might be.