Saturday, May 17, 2008

The 11th Hour

The 11th HourI watched The 11th Hour several times, learning that it is the Global Awareness to Environmental issues that must be spread to the public before a massive action can take place to avert global warming. Failure for the whole of humanity to take action can further increase the Earth's temperature to a few more degrees - further amplifying climate change. And you've seen what the continued climate change can do - flooding, more powerful hurricanes, and deadlier tornadoes, landslides, drought, animal extinctions. These are the effects we are reaping now because of our continued reliance on fossil fuels which releases more CO2, our destructive practices such as deforestation, and dumping toxic wastes that kill the oceans.
A few more degrees of increase to the average surface temperature of the earth can throw of the Earth's balance in a destructive way against man himself.
It's actually not the planet that we must save but humanity and life itself, because Earth can and will recover...when mankind is gone.



Chervil said...

I watched it, too, but I was disappointed.

The big trouble is that even if we use all those technologies presented in the 11th hour, we still live beyond our means. Europeans have a much smaller footprint than Americans or Australians, but you still need several Earths to sustain European lifestyles.