Mandatory Viewing

A collection of the best documentaries on climate change, civilizational collapse, nuclear war, peak oil and more.


Winner of four BAFTAs including 'Best Single Drama', the story follows everyday Sheffield townsfolk as they struggle to survive a nuclear attack and the years of that follow. Originally broadcast at the height of the nuclear paranoia of the 80s, it sent shockwaves throughout the country and arguably changed the global political discourse on nuclear war.

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The Day After

In the mid-1980s, the U.S. is poised on the brink of nuclear war. This shadow looms over the residents of a small town in Kansas as they continue their daily lives. Dr. Russell Oakes (Jason Robards) maintains his busy schedule at the hospital, Denise Dahlberg prepares for her upcoming wedding, and Stephen Klein (Steve Guttenberg) is deep in his graduate studies. When the unthinkable happens and the bombs come down, the town's residents are thrust into the horrors of nuclear winter.

Endgame 2050

What will the future be like in the year 2050? A mere three decades away, most of us hope to still be around. So, what kind of future are we riding into? ENDGAME 2050 gives us a glimpse into that future, and it does not look good. Humanity has backed itself into an ecological endgame as we approach mid-century. Featuring musician Moby along with leading scientists, ENDGAME 2050 lays out the reality that, unless we act urgently now, we are hastening our own destruction.

Living in the Time of Dying

Living in The Time of Dying is an unflinching look at what it means to be living in the midst of climate catastrophe and finding purpose and meaning within it. Recognising the magnitude of the climate crisis we are facing, independent filmmaker Michael Shaw, sells his house to travel around the world looking for answers. Pretty soon we begin to see how deep the predicament goes along with the systems and ways of thinking that brought us here.


Collapse, directed by Chris Smith, is an American documentary film exploring the theories, writings and life story of controversial author Michael Ruppert (1951-2014). Collapse premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2009 to positive reviews.

The title refers to Ruppert’s belief that unsustainable energy and financial policies have led to an ongoing collapse of modern industrial civilization.

What a Way to Go: Life at the End of Empire

A middle class white guy comes to grips with Peak Oil, Climate Change, Mass Extinction, Population Overshoot and the demise of the American Lifestyle.

There's No Tomorrow

TNT is a quick journey through oil formation, peak oil, energy, economic growth, and resource depletion.

Blind Spot

Blind Spot is a documentary film that illustrates the current oil and energy crisis that our world is facing. Whatever measures of ignorance, greed, wishful thinking, we have put ourselves at a crossroads, which offer two paths with dire consequences. If we continue to burn fossil fuels we will choke the life out of the planet and if we don't our way of life will collapse.

How to Enjoy the End of the World

A series of short presentations spanning a number of topics related to collapse.

A Crude Awakening - The Oilcrash

A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash explores key historical events, data and predictions regarding the global peak in petroleum production through interviews with petroleum geologists, former OPEC officials, energy analysts, politicians, and political analysts.

Escape from Suburbia

Gregory Greene address the coming energy crisis caused by peak oil. He outlines potential solutions with interviews with individuals from across the continent who were brave enough to challenge their communities toward change.


Baraka is a documentary film with no narrative or voice-over. It explores themes via a compilation of natural events, life, human activities and technological phenomena shot in 24 countries on six continents over a 14-month period.

Apocalypse, Man

Apocalypse Man is an American television program that premiered on January 6, 2010 on History. Hosted by U.S. Marine and martial-artist Rudy Reyes, the show is based on how to survive the aftermath of the end of the world.

Carl Sagan - Pale Blue Dot

On February 14th, 1990, at the request of Carl Sagan, NASA's Voyager 1 turned its camera around and took a photo of Earth from 3.7 billion miles away. He wrote about it in Pale Blue Dot.

An Introduction to the Metacrisis

An introduction to the Metacrisis by Daniel Schmachtenberger, founding member of The Consilience Project. Moderated by Niklas Adalberth, founder of Norrsken Foundation. Recorded live during Stockholm Impact/Week 2023.

The Fundamental Issue - Overshoot

On this episode, Nate is joined by systems ecologist William E. Rees. Professor Rees outlines why most of the challenges facing humanity and the biosphere have a common origin - ecological overshoot. Bill also unpacks “the ecological footprint” - a concept that he co-created, that measures the actual resources used by a given population. Bill also describes his experience as a leading thinker in public policy and planning based on ecological conditions for sustainable socioeconomic development, and the challenges he’s faced working in a system which (so far) rejects such premises. Is it possible for a different way of measuring the system to set different goals of what it means to be successful as a society?

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

A broadcaster recounts his life, and the evolutionary history of life on Earth, to grieve the loss of wild places and offer a vision for the future.

The Corporation

Based on Joel Bakan’s bestseller The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power, this 26-award-winning documentary explores a corporation’s inner workings, curious history, controversial impacts and possible futures. One hundred and fifty years ago, a corporation was a relatively insignificant entity. Today, it is a vivid, dramatic, and pervasive presence in all our lives. Like the Church, the Monarchy and the Communist Party in other times and places, a corporation is today’s dominant institution. Charting the rise of such an institution aimed at achieving specific economic goals, the documentary also recounts victories against this apparently invincible force.

Ten Billion

Ten Billion is a film about us. It's a film about you, your children, your parents, your friends. It's about every one of us. It's about our failure: failure as individuals, the failure of business, and the failure of our politicians. It is about an unprecedented planetary emergency. It's about the future of us.

Professor Stephen Emmott presents an eye-opening look at the future of our planet, which, he suggests, is hurtling towards disaster caused by climate change and overpopulation.


HyperNormalisation weaves together the history of the last several decades through a vast cast of players including the Assad dynasty, Vladimir Putin, Henry Kissinger, Donald Trump, Colonel Gaddafi, gangsters, terrorists, intelligent machines and so on. The title of the film is taken from a book which explores the paradox of the final twenty years of the Soviet Union’s existence. While everyone knew that the system was failing, no one was interested in imagining an alternative. In fact, both the citizens and politicians had resigned themselves to maintaining the pretence of a well-functioning society. With time, this delusion had slowly become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Through extensive use of archive material, this thought-provoking documentary sheds light on the damaging over-simplification permeating today’s world.

The Earth 2100

Earth 2100 is a television program that was presented by the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) network on June 2, 2009 and was aired on the History channel in January 2010 and was shown through 2010. Hosted by ABC journalist Bob Woodruff, the two-hour special explored what a worst-case future might look like if humans do not take action on current or impending problems that could threaten civilization. The problems addressed in the program include climate change, overpopulation, and misuse of energy resources.

The events parallel the life of a fictitious storyteller, "Lucy" (told through the use of motion comics, or limited animation), as she describes how the events affect her life. The program included predictions of a dystopian Earth in the years 2015, 2030, 2050, 2085, and 2100 by scientists, historians, social anthropologists, and economists, including Jared Diamond, Thomas Homer-Dixon, Peter Gleick, James Howard Kunstler, Heidi Cullen, Alex Steffen and Joseph Tainter.

Somewhere In New Mexico Before The End Of Time

What if you discovered that everything that you'd ever been taught about the world around you and particularly your country was false? With Environmental problems escalating and climate change now making impacts can societies collapse? What are the alternatives to avoiding collapse? What kind of world can you expect if the ecology collapses due to human stresses.

Here some of the premiere thinkers often referred to as "doomers" talk about climate change and the impacts of an industrial system on earth systems. Is it already too late?

The Climate Crisis & Humanity’s Future

Learn more about what we are doing to combate climate change and the social problems implicit in this changing landscape.

Climate Survival Solutions provides cutting edge solutions to the problems humanity, and all species on earth face, due to climate change, environmental degradation and how it impacts human society moving forward in to the 21st century.

Blue Gold World Water Wars

"Blue Gold: World Water Wars" is a compelling documentary released in 2008 that delves into the critical and often overlooked issue of water scarcity on a global scale. Directed by Sam Bozzo, the film presents a thought-provoking exploration of the escalating water crisis and its potential impact on humanity.

The documentary takes viewers on a journey around the world, examining the various facets of water-related challenges, from the privatization of water sources to the environmental consequences of our water consumption patterns. Through in-depth interviews, expert insights, and powerful visuals, "Blue Gold" sheds light on the complexities of water management, revealing the geopolitical and socio-economic dimensions that contribute to the growing water scarcity crisis.

As the film unfolds, it encourages viewers to contemplate the importance of water as a finite resource and the ethical implications of treating it as a commodity. "Blue Gold: World Water Wars" serves as both an informative exposé and a call to action, urging individuals and societies to reevaluate their relationship with water and take steps towards sustainable water practices.

The Busy Workers Handbook To The Apocalypse

Climate change will cause agricultural failure and subsequent collapse of hyperfragile modern civilization, likely within 10–15 years. By 2050 total human population will likely be under 2 billion. Humans, along with most other animals, will go extinct before the end of this century. These impacts are locked in and cannot be averted. Everything in this audio recording is supporting information for this conclusion.