Segments in this Video

Fueling the Fire: Introduction (04:14)


Gisele Bündchen talks about why the Amazon Rainforest is important to her; the threat of deforestation is on the rise. Arnold Schwarzenegger rides with an oil convoy in the Middle East and speaks about our country's thirst for oil. Bart Lange speaks about the exposed fuel supply lines in the Iraq.

Illegal Deforestation (03:51)

Bündchen speaks with IBAMA commander Maria Luisa Souza about combating illegal logging and deforestation in the Amazon. Outlaws move into the Amazon and cut down hectares of old growth every day to open up land for ranching.

Appetite for Oil (02:35)

Schwarzenegger speaks about his battles combating pollution and climate change and speaks in front of the United Nations. Schwarzenegger travels to Camp Arifjan in Kuwait to learn about progress in the armed forces' fight against oil addiction.

Unsustainable Development (05:41)

Bündchen flies over the Amazon and sees the devastation of the forest due to illegal logging and deforestation of areas for cattle ranching. Paulo Adario shows the extent of Amazon deforestation on a map of the region.

Switching to Clean Energy (04:50)

Schwarzenegger speaks to Cipriano Trujillo about the pursuit of alternative energy sources for the military. Trujillo speaks about the resistance he faces in pursuing alternative energy, even when it increases efficiency and security.

Irreplaceable Biodiversity (04:55)

Bündchen speaks with Antonio Nobre about what would be lost if we destroyed the Amazon rainforest. The Amazon rainforest functions as a giant oxygen generator and air conditioner for the planet. If it is destroyed the cascading effects on the global climate would be catastrophic.

The Politics of Oil Dependence (05:44)

Schwarzenegger sits down with Pentagon staff to discuss why the alternative energy goals for the department of defense are so politically difficult. Much of the opposition to renewable energy programs come from republican politicians who take large contributions from oil companies. The Pentagon views climate change as a threat accelerator.

The Politics of Deforestation (04:27)

Bündchen speaks about the problems facing Brazil and how they could overshadow the fight to save the Amazon. Sonia Guajajara speaks about politicians and interests that are threatening the Amazon and its indigenous residents. Katia Abreu speaks to Bündchen about justifying the need for increasing farm and ranch lands.

Climate Change Threats (03:57)

Schwarzenegger visits Norfolk Naval Station to discuss the threat of climate change with Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Dennis McGinn. Rear Admiral Jack Scorby speaks about the direct threat that climate change poses to military bases.

Eating Healthier for the Planet (03:08)

Bündchen speaks with food and climate change expert Andrew Steer about sustainable nutrition. Cutting back the amount of beef consumption is critical to arresting deforestation and reversing climate change.

Greening the Military (05:01)

Schwarzenegger speaks with veterans about driving in fuel convoys and being attacked by opposition fighters. Robin Eckstein thinks that clean energy would provide more security and protect the lives of American troops. Schwarzenegger speaks about advances in clean energy for the battlefields of the future.

Everything is Connected (01:38)

Bündchen points out that the need to protect the rainforest is crucial to the future of mankind and the Earth. (Credits)

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Fueling the Fire

Part of the Series : Years of Living Dangerously, Season 2
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Arnold Schwarzenegger explores how the military is adapting to climate change and limiting national security risk by increasing energy efficiency and using renewables, but needs to increase the pace of this adaptation. In Kuwait, he sees how fuel convoys are responsible for most US soldier deaths. He finds how our armed forces are dealing with an increased number of climate-related military conflicts and natural disasters. Cattle ranching, drought, deforestation, massive hydroelectric dams and illegal mining threaten the Amazon rain forest, which is losing 2 million acres a year to clearing. The degradation of the Amazon accounts for 15 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, more than half of which is caused by clearing forests for cattle ranching. Native Brazilian Gisele Bündchen tours the extent of the damage and joins the national environmental police as they fight to end illegal deforestation. She meets indigenous people and activists trying to protect the forest and flies over the Amazon to view huge patches of deforested and burnt land, logs piled high on trucks and barges, drought-stricken fields and vast cattle ranches that were once lush, thousand-year-old tropical rainforests. She learns that if Americans shifted to more plant-based foods, it would make a big impact in the fight against global warming.

Length: 51 minutes

Item#: BVL138067

Copyright date: ©2017

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