Rising Tides (2016)

by | Jun 27, 2016 | DVD & Blu-ray Video Reviews

Another most worthwhile documentary on the water crisis coming up.

Rising Tides (2016)

Actors: Dr. Benjamin Strauss, Orrin H. Piekey, Dr. Stanley R. Riggs, Kate White
Directors: Jason Auerbach & Scott Duthie
Video: for 16:9 scree
Audio: English stereo PCM
All regions
Studio: Cinema Libre Studio
Rating: ****

I recently reviewed the 2010 documentary on the water crisis, because even though it’d be a bit old I thought it was really important. It focused mainly on the horrible situation in Bengladesh – the poorest country on earth – due to both flooding and desert-like conditions imposed by India.

The increased frequency of such devastating events as Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy demonstrate the realities of climate change and the rising seas. The impact will be devastating on many coastal cities, with Miami probably the first to suffer. It explores the topic of coastline erosion, showing what has been done in the past, what is being done now, wha worked and what didn’t. All angles of this life-threatening issue are covered thru the interviews. The viewer is asked what or what should not be done to combat this global threat in the very near future. I didn’t know anything about the rejuvenation effort on many beaches, which consists of merely moving more sand from under the water up to the land to increase the beach widths from nothing to as much as 60 feet. Needless to say, it doesn’t last. To my mind there should have also been more emphasis on the sinking of so many islands in the South Pacific.

—John Sunier

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