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Watch Before the Flood- Full Movie National Geographic

Watch this very important movie!

#savetheplanet #earth #humanity #climatechange

 

“Before The Flood is the product of an incredible three-year journey that took place with my co-creator and director Fisher Stevens. We went to every corner of the globe to document the devastating impacts of climate change and questioned humanity’s ability to reverse what may be the most catastrophic problem mankind has ever faced. There was a lot to take on. All that we witnessed on this journey shows us that our world’s climate is incredibly interconnected and that it is at urgent breaking point.

We wanted to create a film that gave people a sense of urgency, that made them understand what particular things are going to solve this problem. We bring up the issue of a carbon tax, for example, which I haven’t seen in a lot of documentaries. Basically, sway a capitalist economy to try to invest in renewables, to bring less money and subsidies out of oil companies. These are the things that are really going to make a massive difference. It’s gone beyond, as we talk about in the film, simple, individual actions. We need to use our vote … We cannot afford to have political leaders out there that do not believe in modern science or the scientific method or empirical truths … We cannot afford to waste time having people in power that choose to believe in the 2 percent of the scientific community that is basically bought off by lobbyists and oil companies. They are living in the stone ages. They are living in the dark ages. We need to live in the future.” ~ DiCaprio

A simple test to check if your dishes are lead free

colorful-dishesI just read a way to test whether your mugs have lead:

“Microwave test for mugs: Put an empty mug in the microwave, also put in a measuring cup full of water. Run the microwave on full
power for 1 minute. When you take the mug out it should not be hot. It should feel normal. If it is hot, then it has either lead in the
glaze or moisture in the ceramic, which means fine cracks in the glaze. (either are no good). I did this and some of my older mugs
were scorching hot, the newer corelle were cold.”
From http://onibasu.com/archives/am/174030.html

Check out the environmental movie ‘A Fierce Green Fire’

A FIERCE GREEN FIRE: The Battle for a Living Planet is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. Directed and written by Mark Kitchell, Academy Award-nominated director of Berkeley in the Sixties, and narrated by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep, the film premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2012, has won acclaim at festivals around the world, and in 2013 begins theatrical release as well as educational distribution and use by environmental groups and grassroots activists.

Inspired by the book of the same name by Philip Shabecoff and informed by advisors like Edward O. Wilson, A FIERCE GREEN FIRE chronicles the largest movement of the 20th century and one of the keys to the 21st. It brings together all the major parts of environmentalism and connects them. It focuses on activism, people fighting to save their homes, their lives, the future – and succeeding against all odds.

 

Trailer:

Source:  A Fierce Green Fire

Learn more at www.afiercegreenfire.com