Thursday, April 05, 2007

An Inconvenient Truth

I only have a moment before the whole morning rush begins, but I wanted to let you all know what has been eating away at me for a week or so... I recorded An Inconvenient Truth the other night and, since watching it, haven't been able to sleep or focus on much else. If you haven't seen it, there are several things in it that will make you shudder and others that will make you sad. But all of it points to one thing: We need to fix this planet now, or WE won't have a place to live. Not our grandchildren or great grandchildren... US. The information is ridiculous when you think about the fact that government officials and scientists and major corporations have had this hard data in their hands for decades and have done MINISCULE things to try and change it. They've even started conspiracies to make the general public think it was all a hoax! I know, I am obviously very late to the game, but I've been a bit busy having babies for 8 years, so give me a break. The fact is, I have seen it now, and I am nauseous...

Watch it. Once you've seen it, you won't be able to go back to the way you were. I'm in the process of trying to change the way we live. I'm sure the initial changes will be strange, but I honestly don't want to melt those polar caps any faster than they already are.

6 comments:

kate said...

dude. i think about it all the time. and how helpless i feel. the website has good info, though. i think it's www.climatecrisis--.com or .net or .org

we have to do what we can do.

Michelle said...

I've heard it was a very powerful film/documentary. We try to recycle as much stuff as we can, but I know there is still more we can and should be doing - thanks for the reminder!

Tracey said...

Sadly, the recycling alone isn't the issue. It's the carbon output from cars, factories, homes, businesses, etc. I'm mulling through ideas on how to encourage people to make cuts in everyday life. If only we had been FORCED to make changes 20 or 30 years ago... If only...

janjanmom said...

I love your blog and I have to vent a little here on this topic.

This film is from a man who lives in a house with a utility bill in the thousands and he has to take his private jet everywhere he goes for "security" reasons.

I put my faith in God. He made a climate that cycles. Look back through history and you will see many cycles this old planet has been through. We are so insignificant in the big scheme of things, we should definitely take care of our planet, reduce, reuse, and recycle and teach our kids the same. We should be good stewards of what this planet gives us-but we must never forget that God is in control.

Don't believe all the psycho propaganda! They want you to reduce, but they do not. So how much do you really think they believe it?

Melissa R. Garrett said...

OH PLEASE! It is those people who choose to ignore the facts, instead calling the climate crisis "hype" or "God's plan" that leave me feeling so irrate I literally shake with anger. BTW, if I am not mistaken, Gore spends thousands of dollars in RENEWABLE energy. I purchase renewable energy, too, through my electric and gas company. It's not enough to recycle or dry your clothes on a line or use cloth instead of plastic. It's about changing attitudes and perceptions. It's about seeing the climate crisis as a humanitarian issue and not one of politics. It is about accepting blame for the state of our planet and NOT saying it is God's will.

I am SO happy you got to see this film. I LOVED IT! You also may want to read Jane Goodall's Harvest for Hope. It was a life-changing book for me.

Tracey said...

Melissa, THANK you. I agree. God does not make our choices. He did not choose to pollute our air, water and earth. The cycles of before were NOT like the situation we find ourselves now.

Jan Jan, I understand that no one person is 100% right or good. But I truly believe God holds us responsible for our actions and that the actions of the past 100 years are catching up to us.

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