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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Global Warming: Where Do We Go From Here?

While the world always seems to balance on the brink of good and evil, the world also teeters on the edge of another foreboding dilemma, and it is that of global warming and its effects. Now there are many that believe that global warming is merely a hoax at its best, but how can one deny the facts that have been scientifically proven by some of the most intelligent scientific minds in the world, let alone the sheer weight of evidence that we see flashing on our television screens of the news reports of the devastation occuring all around the world. Global warming is a real scenario, and there are consequences that have and will continue to come to pass if we don't heed the call NOW! I won't go into all the manifestations of global warming in this post as I am sure you have heard a good deal about it already, or maybe even too much. Now I am not a scientist by any stretch of the imagination, nor do I even belong to any environmental organization, but I am just a concerned citizen with a family that I cherish dearly....and I am concerned about their future as well as the future of all of mankind, and for those succeeding us. I never had the opportunity to see Al Gore's movie, An Inconvenient Truth but I do a lot of research and keep up with the world news and what is happening to this planet every day of the week. I am planning to see The 11th Hour with Leonardo Di Caprio however, so I can learn more about this exisiting problem that we are all facing, and I want to learn what more I can do as an individual to help this world we live in.


About The 11th Hour:

'The 11th Hour' Warns of Environmental Collapse By Penelope Poulou Washington DC27
August 2007


The new documentary "The 11th Hour' sounds the alarm over global warming and offers insight into the causes and effects of global pollution.
The documentary starts with news footage of hurricanes raging, floods taking homes, people drowning. Others, on their rooftops, are pleading for help. These images are not new. Nor is the message they evoke: extreme weather phenomena can destroy human life. Like the Oscar winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," "The 11th Hour" warns against global warming. But the focus goes beyond climate change. It deals with the human dynamics that contributed to these changes since the industrial revolution.
To do that, movie directors Nadia Conners and her sister, Leila Conners Petersen, interviewed more than 50 scientists, ecologists, authors, professors and other experts on climate change. One of them is environmentalist Kenny Ausubel. Ausuber says that human society exploits nature to such a degree that it risks depleting it. He says, if people continue to live at odds with nature, their existence is at stake.
Leila Conners Petersen says as challenging as it was to gather all these interviews it was not difficult to convince these people to give their input on global warming. "A lot of them felt an urgency about the situation just like we did," she says. "And the fact that Leo was involved they felt 'Oh my Gosh! Now, we're going to be heard!'"
Actor Leonardo Di Caprio produced and presents the documentary "The 11th Hour" "Leo" is none other than actor Leonardo Di Caprio. He is the producer and the presenter of the movie. Standing in front of a mountainside, Di Caprio is warning the end of a healthy planet is near.
Scientists such as Patrick J. Michaels, senior fellow of environmental studies at Cato Institute, disagree.
"We (climatologists) know, I think to a pretty small range of error, how much it's gonna warm in the next 20 to 50 years or so," he says. "It's not that much. It will be about eight tenths of a degree Celsius or so. To spin that into the end of the world story is absurd. It stands history on its head," he notes.
The scientists who warn against global warming are as vocal as global warming doubters. They say time is running out and change has to occur on all social levels, from the administrations to the corporations to the local communities right down to the individual. In spite of its doomsday scenario, filmmaker Nadia Conners says the film ends with a message of hope.
"It is a very hopeful time," she says. One of our favorite lines in the film -- the Paul Hawken line, 'What an incredible time to be born -- because it's this generation that gets to change this world.' And everything that we do has to be redesigned."
Although not the most visually exciting film, "The 11th Hour" has a sobering effect. At the same time, it inspires the viewer to get up from his seat and go do something to make this a better world .


More Information about Global Warming:


See Video HERE


Wikepedia: The 11th Hour


The following is an excellent video that I highly recommend you viewing at your convenience.

click above


Also I have posted a poll on this blog "How Do You Feel About Global Warming" You can find it by scrolling down on the right hand side of this page. I would appreciate you taking 10 seconds of your time to participate in my poll if possible. It is merely for my own personal use as I am curious as to know how others feel about this issue.


Thanks for reading my post about a serious issue that faces us all.

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