National Geographic: Six Degrees Could Change the World
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I watched this with my wife with no lights, and decided to take no notes. Here are the highlights from my memory.
1) Brilliant, utterly brilliant, history, photography, personalities (such as the Indian guru that has photographed the source of the Ganges for 50 years) and sequencing. I don't want to overdo it, but this may well be the single most important DVD of the century, and so worthy of both buying, showing to groups, and giving as a gift to others.
2) We are well on our way to 2-3 degrees rise, and if we do not begin to act sensibly now, toward six degrees. I absolutely loved the way this film developed, showing the changes one degree at a time. My wife had to point out the computer simulations, the producers and editors of this film are world class--they should share the Nobel with Herman Daly, Lester Brown, Paul Hawkin, and Anthony Lovin, Gore's Nobel was an ill-advised politicized award, he is in the fourth grade compared to this film and the serious people it focused upon.
3) Oceans as the critical carbon absorbing element, and coral as the "canary in the coal mine" really grabbed me The overall screenplay, photography, voice overs, everything about this is spectacularly professional and rivieting.
4) Amazon as the next most critical element, with riveting views of the Amazon river drying up in 2005, and the potential scenarios of drought, fires, more drought.
5) Increasing destructiveness of weather. Katrina as the first of what could become every month storms, instead of 100 year storms.Read more ›
I saw "Six Degrees" on the National Geographic Channel, and the author of the book was recently interviewed on C-SPAN's BookTV. As impactful as these media efforts have been, social change is being stalled by reckless voices on radio stations around the country (Limbaugh alone is on over 700 stations) who are misinforming millions of politically engaged people. These same people insist that we spare no expense when it comes to threats from foreign policy blowback, but they refuse to acknowledge the potential catastrophe of double-glazing the planet in carbon dioxide.
"Security" does not have to mean more profits for weapons contractors Why We Fight. Security can come to mean more profits for businesses that work on wind, solar, and tidal power; as well as efficiency and conservation innovations Sustainable Industries.
Many of our energy "needs" have actually been manufactured and marketed by industries that want to maximize the use of their commodity. Overcoming the "perception management" campaigns of those entrenched business interests is a daunting task, but so much progress has already been made that corporatists are increasingly desperate in their media efforts.Read more ›
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I thought I knew a lot. But I had so much more to learn. From watching that documentary ,have made more changes and will continue to do so. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sunshine
A few years old, but still a searing indictment of our failure to act hard and fast against the causes of global warming.Published 6 months ago by William M. Smith, Jr.
Super, especially if you like science and National Geographic has great narrators!Published 9 months ago by Curtis T. Bell
Just more left-wing propagandized nonsense. If it was considered as a consideration, then it's quite interesting and well-represented, but they are trying to make facts out of... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jonny Lee
I read the book and watched the video. The video makes it all so real. It is based on a lot of good science. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
I saw this documentary a few years ago but the concepts are still quite vivid. Each degree Celsius of global heating will have powerful effects on the biosphere and society. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Chad M