Code Blue tells true stories using water security as a means to illustrate the dangers of and solutions to climate change. For example, here we expose the issue of Saudi Arabia unjustly purchasing U.S. water rights and U.S. land to grow cattle feed that is shipped back to Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia was legally permitted to buy these water rights despite an 18-year drought in the American Southwest; in Arizona alone, they can freely extract up to 2.3 million gallons of water a day. Arizona’s local solutions to the historic drought could help communities across America.
United States’ citizens deserve adequate water security. Unfortunately, this right is persistently unmet, depriving Americans of a healthy lifestyle. Code Blue seeks to educate viewers about this grim reality and inspire change for the better.
As the world experiences drastic environmental disruption due to climate change, the increasing lack of fresh water is causing conflicts around the globe. But there is hope – real solutions are already making a difference. Maine has heavily developed solar power and established cutting edge, offshore wind platforms with the potential to export clean energy for the Eastern seaboard.
The production of this film was funded by a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and administered by World Learning through a cooperative agreement. This is the first in a series of Code Blue documentaries.