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With hope for Africa

Volker Schlöndorff: The Forest Maker

ENVIRONMENT: "It's about changing people's mindset", says Volker Schlöndorff (83) to MODERN TIMES. The veteran German director himself describes his film about agronomist Tony Rinaudo's reconstruction of forests in Africa as propaganda.

Can the forests come crawling back?

Fred Pearce: A Trillion Trees: Restoring Our Forests by Trusting in Nature

NATURE: Afforestation is the cozy climate solution everyone likes. Fred Pearce believes it is far more important to fight logging and rather let the forest grow back on its own. He points out that with 25 per cent more trees, these would be able to pull a full 200 billion tonnes of CO000 out of the atmosphere – enough in itself to keep us below the target of a 2 degree temperature rise by 1,5.

The greater forest biotope of interdependent species

John W. Reid, Thomas E. Lovejoy: Ever Green: Saving Big Forests to Save the Planet

Nature: What about the world's last five megaforests and the people who live in them? The intact forest landscapes are of inestimable importance for the climate.

The fires are natural for the landscape!

Alistair Gee, Dani Anguiano: Fire in Paradise – An American Tragedy

The ecology of the landscape:: Who is responsible for the fires? With this year's forest fire season in California and Oregon, are we witnessing a new kind of "cultural disaster"?

A crescendo of anxiety

Michal Bielawski: The Wind. A Documentary Thriller

THE TATRA MOUNTAINS: The Wind is an evocative portrait of nature's incredible power and its touch of human life.