Award-winning Dutch Filmmaker’s Movie Questioning Climate Science and Renewables Policy to be Screened in EU Parliament Oct. 18 says Friends of Science

Marijn Poels, Award-winning filmmaker of “The Uncertainty Has Settled”

Climate change is no longer just a scientific or an energy problem. Instead, attitudes towards climate change have become a badge of political identity, creating a polarised debate that places ideological and tribal conflicts above practical results that are best for most people

“The Uncertainty Has Settled” – an award-winning independent documentary by Marijn Poels, will be screened in the EU Parliament on Oct. 18, 2017, at the invitation of Member of European Parliament Olaf Struger, as reported on Friends of Science Society’s blog Sept. 7, 2017.

“The Uncertainty Has Settled” won Best Documentary at the 2017 Berlin Independent Film Festival and the 2017 Los Angeles Mindfield Film Festival.

The film’s synopsis reads: “After eight years of travelling through conflict and poverty zones, Marijn Poels – a left wing filmmaker/journalist – decides to take some time off. In the Austrian mountains no less. It confronts him unexpectedly with the roots of agriculture and its modern day perspective. Globalisation and climate politics are causing radical changes such as farmers becoming energy suppliers.”

Poels is shocked to find most EU farmers cannot afford to farm food or dairy cows anymore, burdened with regulations and facing uncompetitive low prices of imported foods. Instead they have become wind and biogas farmers, living off tax subsidies that are making fellow citizens poor.

“My documentary is not a scientific story, rather a social documentary making people aware of the unsettled debate,” said Poels.

He noticed a unilateral media coverage, where climate change and policy critics are silenced in the mainstream debate, and are even personally attacked as deniers rather than the issue being debated reasonably. Poels calls this “A very worrying development.”

As reported by FinAdvice 2014 report: “Lessons Learned…” Germany is spending billions of euros to get off fossil fuels with ‘clean’ energy – much of this in subsidies, but with little success.

The film’s lyrical progression and beautiful cinematography draws viewers into Poels’ personal journey as he explores the roots of…

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