It seems painfully obvious, to me at least, that humanity is at a crossroads. Climate change has become our new reality and some of the damage we won't be able to reverse. We, as a race completely failed to rise up the challenge and now we will collectively face the consequences. Most will agree with me and some will say I have been brainwashed by the left-wing media ( yeah, okay... ) but chances are, if you are here reading this then you care for wild spaces. Whether we agree on climate change or not I believe we can all agree that some places need to be set aside for recreation and prosperity, some places need to be left alone. The reality is some people are actively working towards opening up our protected spaces to industry and development and if this is news to you then Public Trust needs to be on your watchlist. If you are already wise to this reality then this feature film is right up your alley. Our protected lands need to be protected even if they are outside of your national borders.
"Despite support from voters across the political spectrum, our public lands face unprecedented threats from extractive industries and the politicians in their pockets. Part love letter, part political exposé, Public Trust investigates how we arrived at this precarious moment through three heated conflicts—a national monument in the Utah desert, a mine in the Boundary Waters and oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—and makes a case for their continued protection."