I watched Before the Flood today.
Rami told me about it;
I had actually seen it as a National Geographic trailer last week over in Holland on the hotel TV.
It is Leonardo talking about Climate Change.
And how, essentially… by next Wednesday, we will know whether the planet is doomed
Well… perhaps we are doomed.
Yet, we can’t think that way; we aren’t programmed for such universal pessimism.
And I urge everyone to spend 90 minutes watching the movie.
And listen to
The guy from Nasa, Piers Sellers, an astronaut and climate scientist who incidentally has metastatic pancreatic cancer and, was the most convincing. His hope, optimism and energy counterbalanced the overwhelming negativity of bleached corals, disappearing Pacific atolls and fat uber-corporations.
It was a piece of television stultification – showing both the enormity of the problem and our powerlessness to do anything about it; the politicians follow the people and the people follow… Who?
I have always loved Hieronymus Bosch – the convoluted caricatures of demons and angels, children, cats and dogs.
Leo describes his relationship to Bosch’s painting ‘before the flood’
Listen to the words.
Cut-down your meat consumption, lobby the government, slow-up and smell the roses.
It will all be gone before we know it.