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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

CBC Documentary: The Truth About Global Warming

THE BIG PICTURE WITH AVI LEWIS
(Wednesday September 27 at 7pm ET on CBC Newsworld)


**THE TRUTH ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING: CAN WE SAVE PLANET EARTH?
(120 minutes)

Of the hottest years on record, nine out of ten have occurred since 1990. Thousands of plant and animal species are already on life support.

Hurricanes, floods, droughts, heat waves and forest fires are happening with more regularity and intensity than ever before. And in a matter of decades, some coastal communities could be entirely under water. All because of global warming. All because of the choices we make every day.

Legendary UK broadcaster Sir David Attenborough says we've reached a tipping point and that we must act now to save our planet. Through sensible, manageable, and meaningful changes he says we can save planet earth without tossing out our air conditioners and returning to the days of horse and buggies.

Watch the film and stay tuned for a town-hall debate with Avi Lewis.
http://www.cbc.ca/bigpicture/planet.html

5 comment(s):

gee, i haven't seen avi in a while (but no tv for the last year). he's certainlly the one to host a town-hall debate and was really the only counter-spin host who was really 'with it'.

By Blogger Scout, at 2:32 AM  

I watched this program and it was really disturbing. Some good debates followed afterward. The Green Party's Elizabeth May made very compelling points, as did a few others. A Conservative MP from out West made it even more interesting, as you can imagine.

You're right, Avi is the one to host such town-hall debates. He has some more controversial programs coming up. Too bad you can't watch them.

By Blogger Annamarie, at 10:01 PM  

The link between Mind and Social / Environmental-Issues.

The fast-paced, consumerist lifestyle of Industrial Society is causing exponential rise in psychological problems besides destroying the environment. All issues are interlinked. Our Minds cannot be peaceful when attention-spans are down to nanoseconds, microseconds and milliseconds. Our Minds cannot be peaceful if we destroy Nature.

Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment.

Subject : In a fast society slow emotions become extinct.
Subject : A thinking mind cannot feel.
Subject : Scientific/ Industrial/ Financial thinking destroys the planet.
Subject : Environment can never be saved as long as cities exist.


Emotion is what we experience during gaps in our thinking.

If there are no gaps there is no emotion.

Today people are thinking all the time and are mistaking thought (words/ language) for emotion.


When society switches-over from physical work (agriculture) to mental work (scientific/ industrial/ financial/ fast visuals/ fast words ) the speed of thinking keeps on accelerating and the gaps between thinking go on decreasing.

There comes a time when there are almost no gaps.

People become incapable of experiencing/ tolerating gaps.

Emotion ends.

Man becomes machine.



A society that speeds up mentally experiences every mental slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

A ( travelling )society that speeds up physically experiences every physical slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

A society that entertains itself daily experiences every non-entertaining moment as Depression / Anxiety.



FAST VISUALS /WORDS MAKE SLOW EMOTIONS EXTINCT.

SCIENTIFIC /INDUSTRIAL /FINANCIAL THINKING DESTROYS EMOTIONAL CIRCUITS.

A FAST (LARGE) SOCIETY CANNOT FEEL PAIN / REMORSE / EMPATHY.

A FAST (LARGE) SOCIETY WILL ALWAYS BE CRUEL TO ANIMALS/ TREES/ AIR/ WATER/ LAND AND TO ITSELF.


To read the complete article please follow either of these links :

PlanetSave

EarthNewsWire


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By Blogger sushil yadav, at 1:47 PM  

Thanks for the interesting article and links!

By Blogger Annamarie, at 10:41 PM  

Thanks for the interesting article and links!

By Blogger Annamarie, at 10:44 PM  

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