This girl is brilliant. Commentary on the future. At this point, a future is in itself a goal. Innovation, not empty promises.
Frozen Planet - On Thin Ice
Simply amazing, David, simply amazing. I can see why they didn’t want it shown to US audiences, but the search for the truth must conquer ease of belief. The sheer breadth and width of your investigation and presentation are inspiring, worthy of the relationship of Carl Sagan and the universe, but to nature and planet earth… the only one we have ever known.
The facts are tough.
The facts are unsettling.
The facts are climate change.
If we had a race to beat climate change, on the same grounds as oh, say, the space race, then our views would shift, our ideologies would be fueled not by science, but by a seemingly more powerful force in America, nationalism. Maybe I’m too optimistic.
Then again, would we really go against the big oil companies who get richer knowing that climate change is real, but denying it and destroying the free-will of a generation, and possibly those in the future? I will not just stand here and listen to corporate lies. Competition is healthy, but when you have to lie and flatter to maintain power, then that untruth must be known. If we stop listening to science, we stop listening to the future, we stop listening to reason and evidence.
What happened to the environmental dream of the earlier decade? Where did the inspiration go? When the recession hit, we scuttled back into the misleading security of conservative politicians and known traditional ways of thinking and doing. Bring that dream back to the main-stage of the world, let the truth be known, let us choose a harsh reality over a fairytale belief.
Earth Day 2012
Foo Fighters- Times Like These
A fitting tribute to Earth Day from the Live Earth concert series in 2007, inspiring public awareness of climate change.
To those who say it doesn’t exist, I say read up, be informed, and realize that a fact is true whether you believe in it or not. The road won’t be easy, and to say climate change is a hoax just because the necessary steps will inconvenience us (or the oil companies) is like saying that we shouldn’t have gone to the moon. Climate change is real, stop being in denial and help us refocus the planet to a brighter, greener, and more sustainable future for all.
It’s times like these you learn to live again
People say that this latest nor’ Easter is proof that global warming (er, climate change) is a hoax. Well unfortunately, it means quite the opposite. When Katrina devastated New Orleans, people passed it off as a fluke, merely an infrequent and odd storm. When Irene hit the east coast earlier this year, people were more concerned about the short term, than the significance.
The real issue is not the fact that climate change exists, but that people, by nature, prefer to find short term fixes, rather than long term sustainable solutions. And partly, it’s not our fault. Since we first left Africa, we have lived the nomadic life. We didn’t know what we would eat the next day, let alone if the sun would rise. We have forgotten that our lives, and our present-day logistical instincts, hinge on the present.
On the other hand, people are still afraid of science. Whether it is an attitude developed in educational disaster or from a cultural philosophy, these ideas persist in all cultures across the globe. People want to find the easiest way out, and for many, science is not the answer. As Carl Sagan said “better by far to embrace the hard truth than a reassuring fable.”
Science is something that everyone can benefit from. I know that at times mathematical equations might seem impossible to understand, or a scientific theory may inconvenience you in some way, but emotions aside, it is our own ideals which are keeping us back from solving these key environmental issues. It’s not the money, but the attitudes which are proving the most detrimental to our efforts.
Today might be scary, but the future will look far worse if we don’t act now.