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Let's talk minus carbon, alternative energy, green economic recovery, alongside racism, inclusion, intersectional gender related issues, Brexit and Covid-19, after watching my short Carbon .


Synopsis
Self identified, non-binary, black narrowboater Tilly discusses her dilemma of seeking out an alternative eco-friendly lifestyle on the Regent's Canal. Where she finds it difficult to avoid polluting the air when most boats are powered by coal, diesel and gas. It's a conversation piece about communities fast tracked to green and sustainable lifestyles post COVID-19


CO₂
Toxic compounds, and greenhouse gases are warming up our planet at a rapid rate, with a maximum forecast range of 1.5°C and 1.7°C from 2030 to 2052, if net carbon isn’t drastically reduced. Scientists cite man-made events during the industrial revolution as the rise, ranging from 0.8°C to 1.2°C. Additionally, following their observation during the period between 2006 and 2015, they found a global mean rise of 0.87°C (UN). With concentration approximately 45% of Carbon Dioxide, from 280 ppm in 1750 to a staggering 415ppm in 2019 (Scripps Inst), along with other pollutants such as nitrate and methane, essentially our atmosphere is severely toxic. The air circulating can cause a range of diseases, not least respiratory conditions from viruses such as COVID-19.

Dionne Walker
Creator
Dionne Walker, filmmaker, photographer, producer, curator, cultural activist using film, cinema, documentaries to interrupt, disturb and create change in the world. I'm African, Caribbean, Black, Woman, Other so I'm seeking to level the playing field for the likes of me, and all those who are categorised as Others...those marginalised or who are on the periphery.

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