What I learned in the movie "Ice 2020"
WHAT I LEARNED IN THE MOVIE “ICE 2020”
One of the best strategies in winning a government election is to prioritize environmental protection programs and addressing climate change yet sometimes this does not apply to the economists and businessmen. In the movie that I watched, ICE 2020, the antagonist, the owner, Anthony Kavanagh quoted a line to his employee, “The only limitations, Mr. Quinn, are those we impose on ourselves.” Indeed, by all sense Anthony was right, only that he applied it on exploitation and abusing what nature can offer and we can only imagine the result.
The movie is divided into two parts. It begins with Professor Thom Archer, an environmental scientist, who works for Anthony Kavanagh’s company, Halo Corporation. The increasing demand of oil in the country leads the company into drilling the potential oil that can be extracted from the Greenland Glacier thus supplying the country’s need for oil. Yet, Professor Thom, with his colleague, discovers that the drilling operation would open the hydrothermal vents underneath the Greenland Glaciers that produce superheated water. This superheated water from the vent has the potential to melt the sea ice, that will result in the loss of gulf stream because nothing will hold the green and glacier and this whole thing leads to the whole Northern Hemisphere to freeze over- the coming of the Ice Age they say.
As expected in the movie, the company’s owner, who thinks often more about the cash than the environment, did not listen to Professor Thom, and still enforces his way into drilling deeper and deeper. It turns out being all too late as a sudden increase in melting ice causes a new ice age which rapidly plunges the whole of the country, UK, into disarray with many dead, scroungers able to kill and Thom frantically attempting to get back to find and save his family, seen in the second part of the movie where the real action commences.
The sky's the limit they say, now even that quote has not been of use because we have not stopped exploring outside earth but let’s all face it- there’s no planet B. Earth is the only planet in which all human beings and living things can live. And while technological advancements have vastly improved, especially in research and development, let us not stop being humans that care for the environment because this planet is our only home in the solar system.