Climate Change Film “The Uncertainty Has Settled” Wins Best Feature Documentary at Paris Film Fest says Friends of Science

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“The Uncertainty Has Settled” by independent Dutch filmmaker, Marijn Poels, has won Best Feature Documentary at the Paris Independent Film Festival. Poels says the film has sparked controversy but at the same time has opened up the public debate about whether renewable energy and related climate policies make sense, a question asked by Wind Aware Ireland in their new report.

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It is an extremely sensitive theme” says Poels. “The film has a lot of resistance and assistance at the same time. There is division, not only in the social but also in the scientific debate. We will pay enormous costs for CO2 reduction

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“The Uncertainty Has Settled” by independent Dutch filmmaker, Marijn Poels, has picked up its third award, this time for Best Feature Documentary at the Paris Independent Film Festival, says Friends of Science, reported in English on their blog, and in the foreign press. The film was deemed a ‘must-see’ by HERO after its win at the 2017 Berlin Film Fest. The film was also honored at the LA Mindfield Fest.

The lyrical film, beautifully shot, features Poels’ odyssey upon returning from working in developing nations where food security is an issue, only to find Europe dotted with wind farms and farmers producing energy instead of potatoes.

The jury chose “The Uncertainty Has Settled” as a “powerful crowbar” for opening the often-contentious debate on climate change and energy.

In the film, Poels mainly is visiting farmers in the German state of Saxony Anhalt who suffer from European regulations. Due to a failing agricultural policy and the billions of subsidies for the production of green energy, many farmers have become energy suppliers…instead of food producers.

Poels has been touring Europe with his film, facing heated discussions in the cinemas.“It is an extremely sensitive theme,” says Poels. “The film has a lot of resistance and assistance at the same time. There is division, not only in the social but also in the scientific debate. We will pay enormous costs for CO2 reduction.”

More info about film LINK: theuncertaintyhassettled.de

WindAware Ireland just released a report addressing the topic of cost. Ireland is facing serious economic challenges due to their renewables program. A key point made in this Nov. 2017 report from Wind Aware is that there was a lack of cost-benefit analysis prior to embarking on their renewables campaign, and CO2 reductions are nominal vis a vis the costs. Please read the full report to appreciate their perspective.

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