In honor of blog action day I would like to point out some films on the topic of climate change and the environment for you to check out. Taking care of the earth is a matter of environmental justice and social responsibility. For other posts on the topic check out WALL-E, the Future We Will Create, and the Man in the White Suit.
Every man of discernment, while walking upon the earth, feeleth indeed abashed, inasmuch as he is fully aware that the thing which is the source of his prosperity, his wealth, his might, his exaltation, his advancement and power is, as ordained by God, the very earth which is trodden beneath the feet of all men. There can be no doubt that whoever is cognizant of this truth, is cleansed and sanctified from all pride, arrogance, and vainglory. ~ Bahá’u’lláh
An Inconvenient Truth — The Award winning documentary by former Vice President Al Gore which lead to his Nobel Prize. Edited together from a series of talks Al Gore gave around the country with evidence to show the veracity of human-cause Climate Change and to rally people together to try to act more responsibly.
The Day After Tomorrow — A science fiction film based on a novel about a climate change doomsday scenario focused on a group of intrepid American’s trying to survive the disaster. Not scientific but deals with themes of social responsibility and environmental consequences to human actions.
The Antarctica Challenge — An up-to-date look at the climate change research currently being done by the scientists stationed in Antarctica.
The 11th Hour — Leonardo DiCaprio’s documentary on the environmental crisis and some pretty exciting and radical solutions.
Climate Change may seem daunting but if we unite as a world we can work to solve the problem and create a better, more just and environmentally sound world. Scientists, political leaders, common people are joining hands. It is so exciting to see the changes society has already made and how much more we can do if we put our hearts and minds toward the actions necessary to prevent crisis.
Look ye not upon the present, fix your gaze upon the times to come. In the beginning, how small is the seed, yet in the end it is a mighty tree. Look ye not upon the seed, look ye upon the tree, and its blossoms, and its leaves and its fruits. ~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá