(A short film by Jem Bendell)
As climate change wreaks havoc on our wildlife and agriculture, what do you tell a 13 year-old boy about his future?
Oskar didn't need to be told. Answering his mum why he was crying, the 13 year-old said he wouldn't be able to live like her, because society would collapse from climate change. Dumbfounded, his parents found a paper on the topic, which they read with him.
Nothing could be the same for Oskar and his family. They decided to take this topic and paper to their school. Suddenly classes of schoolchildren were discussing collapse with the author of that Deep Adaptation paper, Professor Jem Bendell. Now Oskar was demanding teachers let him focus his studies on readiness for collapse.
The story of Oskar's quest and the conversations between his classmates may help parents and teachers consider whether and how to discuss our climate predicament with children and young adults.
We have until March 21 to raise the funds needed to film and edit. Additional funds raised will go to educational outreach of Oskar's Quest.