The Incovenient Truth about 11th Hour

"We are doing everything we can, given our current level of awareness" is a quote from a movie I've just seen, called "The 11th Hour". The movie is about environmental crisis and the quote brilliantly puts to perspective our collective state of mind today as a civilization.

Our lovely planet is being destroyed every day. That is a scientific fact. Our civilization grows, our economy grows even faster but the capacity of our planet to provide resources is constant. The moment the need and the availability meet, a drastic change will occur. Whatever happens it will probably be the end of human civilization as we know it.

And I really think and deeply believe that the majority of the human population does everything what they can to preserve life. That is something we do by the way of our instincts, it's the very survival tactics that brought us to where we are today. We only need to rise the global awareness of the position we are in today, which is a position of dire danger for us and to (not many) generations to come.

I am certain then this survival instinct will once again kick in and overthrow the danger to our civilization that exists today. And the danger is nothing more then a greed of fewer then one tiny part of one percent of human population. Simply put, because of relatively very few bad people, all the majority of good guys on our planet suffer.

I've made a simple calculation. If everyone would spend only $10 a month for one year into a global fund, $800 billion can be gathered in one year. This is enough to buy out all oil companies in the world, stop fossil-fuel dependency madness, with enough money left to convert everything to clean sources of energy. The energy we get freely from the Sun in one day is enough to power everything man made on this planet 13,000 days. The problem seems to be you can not put a price on a sun ray, and on oil you can. The thought of this should be in our minds every day with every single decision we make.

I urge everyone to see two very eye-opening movies. One is called "An Inconvenient Truth" and the other one is "The 11th Hour". If you are not able to get them contact me and I will tell you where you can find them online.

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  1. Nigel
    Apr 24th, 2009 1:31 PM

    I must say it's amazing how one or two people blathering on about socialism, communism or some other totally irrelevant rubbish always arrives on any comment pages relating to global warming. If I was a suspicious person I'd guess that there's a concerted effort to steer the conversation away from facts and issues. But what do I know...?

  2. Mike
    Jun 13th, 2008 2:16 PM

    Even though we need to take care of the planet, there are just as many scientists that believe we have very, very little impact on climate change.

    Now there are "climate change" scientists who say the planet is cooling. Bad news for global warming nuts.

    This "global warming crisis" is a fraud being presented as fact to gullible people to bring about more taxes, and a one world socialist government.

    Don't believe everything you hear from Al Gore, yeah I know he invented the internet.

  3. michele
    May 29th, 2008 4:33 AM

    a picture worth thousand words...
    we still have a lot in our plate

  4. May 29th, 2008 1:01 AM

    Good points there Walt. And small things actually add up on a global level. Not only being green doesn't hurt, it pays up in the long term.

    Little thing there today, small thing tomorrow... And away with the change we go.

  5. May 29th, 2008 12:48 AM

    I ended up on your blog looking for your plugin plugin, and this post caught my eye.

    I agree with you that *most* people want to do the right thing. They just have no idea what the right thing actually is, and what it can do for them directly. If they can be shown (somehow) that they can *personally* benefit from making a few small changes, it will go a long way toward raising consciousness.

    Prior to last winter I added a fair amount of insulation to my attic. The result - I cut my fuel costs this last winter by 20-25%. That's extra money in *my* pocket. I've replaced almost all of my lightbulbs with compact fluorescents. More money for me. Strategically growing my own food in decorative containers saves me even more money (and wastes a bit less fuel).

    I figure if I keep doing small changes at a time, I can cut my *cost* of living while increasing the *quality* of my life. It's actually a pretty simple plan.

    Being green doesn't have to hurt.

  6. May 27th, 2008 5:31 PM

    just saw 11th Hour, the "Nature's Operating Instructions" extra feature is especially interesting... apparently there is some amazing technology built into nature, a lot there that we should use as a model for our own technology

  7. May 13th, 2008 3:08 PM

    I remember seeing "An Inconvenient Truth". I liked how the movie was presented and made me think about certain issues which I never really brought my mind to before. Al Gore eat your heart out. :)