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Shattered Sky: The Battle for Energy, Economy, and Environment

2012Time: 60:00Film’s Website
Watch: iTunes Amazon


Thirty years ago, scientists reported a hole in the ozone layer ‘the size of North America.’ The culprit was a man-made chemical called CFCs, and the stakes were literally “life as we know it.” Yet business remained bitterly opposed. Politicians were slow to act. Like with today’s CO2 emissions, an invisible compound was threatening the Earth’s life-support systems, but a solution seemed beyond reach. Eerily reminiscent of today’s energy and climate crisis, Shattered Sky tells the story of how America led the world to solve the biggest environmental crisis ever seen.


Shattered Sky had its world premiere at the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital in 2012. It can be streamed online at iTunes and Amazon. The Shattered Sky Facebook page achieved more than 494,000 likes. Read the NY Times article, check out the press kit, read Director Steve Dorst’s articles for Policy Innovations and Bloomberg. Great call to action by NWF’s campus initiative.

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