Professor WikipediaYou're free to watch the documentary on this link provide. It's about hour and a half long so do so when you have the time for it.
Home is a 2009 documentary by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. The film is entirely composed of aerial shots of various places around Earth. It shows the diversity of life on Earth and how humanity is threatening the ecological balance of the planet. The movie was released simultaneously on June 5th in cinemas all over the world, on DVD and on YouTube. Released on the same date in 50 countries is a world record for any film release in history. The film is 100% free, and no profits will be made from its release or future showings.
I want to dedicate this discussion to this documentary. Here's a list of question to think about:
What is your opinion on this documentary? Do you agree with it's message? Disagree? Are we doomed to destroy ourselves as the world becomes increasingly inhospitable thanks to our reckless ways of living or is this just some paranoid conspiracy rambling? What do you think needs to be done? Can we as a consumer affect the way that the corporate world works? Did this documentary wake you up to what's going on or is it just yesterdays news? Do you know of some clever innovation that's people are working on that could help the world become a cleaner place that you wish to share or are some of these new green technology just as bad as the old one?
Anyways, my two cents:
For anyone who loved the BBC Planet Earth series, you're going to love this movie. As the nice lady continues on telling us how we as humans have been naughty and inconsiderate to mother Earth, the scenery that we're shown is sometimes breathtaking. Personally, nothing I heard was something I hadn't heard before. At times it made me feel guilty because I have been complaining about being unemployed for a long time and thus being forced to live of unemployment benefits while several billion people are forced to starve and slave themselves for crumbs and drops.
For a long time, I've been appalled by the way cattle and other livestock is raised in some industrialized worlds who's names will not be mentioned. I really wish people would cut down on meat consumption so that we could move over to more organic methods of livestock raising.
There's one type of technology that's not mentioned in this movie. Technology that's being experimented with around where I live. As of now, small factories are being produced next to aluminum smelters that are responsible for most of our CO2 release. The aim is to hook them up with the exhaust fumes and transform it into Methanol fuel for cars. If it's successful it will drastically decrease our CO2 release and cut our dependency on foreign bought oil which is a good thing. Eventually it could mean that we end up with surplus that we can sell out to neighboring countries. Of course I understand that once the Methanol is burned in cars, it will produce the pollution that we initially prevented from being released from those plants in the first place but it's a clever way to decrease our oil consumption by using pollution that we were gonna spill into the air anyways.