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Climate Crossroads: Charles Ferguson’s Urgent New Doc Says it’s ‘Time to Choose’

Filmmaker Charles Ferguson first started thinking about Time to Choose, anAbramorama release opening in New York City theatres today, a few years ago, when he realized that while climate change was a serious problem, "it was a completely solvable one."

Speaking by phone, Ferguson admits that until that point he had not followed climate change carefully or thoroughly enough. "I had the impression reading through media that this was a very grave problem," he continues, "and that solving it was going to be very difficult and costly. But I began to be disabused of that notion, and I found that if we addressed it now, the world would be a better and more prosperous place."

Time to Choose unfolds on a global scale, with scenes shot on several continents. For Ferguson, "Climate change doesn't mean the same thing in the United States as it does in China or Saudi Arabia. There are some places where I am quite optimistic that things are moving, maybe not fast enough sometimes, but moving in the correct direction. I would say that of China, I would even say that of the United States."

Jan Truter

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