The 11th hour is a movie about global warming.
- It tells us that using only the daily ration of sunlight, that we get everyday we can sustain a population of 1 billion people.
- We built our population upto 6 billion using the ‘ancient sunlight’ trapped on the earth as oil and coal. In using these up, we have contributed our share to the pollution and warming of our planet.
- We view ourselves as individuals and nature (land, animals, water…) as property, to use and trade.
- Our corporations and economists want growth, not realising that there is a cap – the ecology. Economic Growth is At The Cost of Nature.
- We do not have to save the Environment.., we have to save a place for ourselves in the environment, by leaving the environment habitable by humans.
- We need to use technology that is more efficient and generates less waste
We have to stop considering ourselves the “owners’ of the earth that we will finally be “buried” in.
This I think, is where the world’s tribals come in. They know how to read the language of the earth and understand the religion of nature and co-existence. The Hunter-Gatherers know how to live without industrialisation and agriculture.
So instead of spending all our effort teaching them how to fit into an industrialised world, we also need to spend some effort learning from them what they have preserved over the millenia.
Then in case the efforts of our scientists and good human beings fail to delay or reverse global warming, at least some human genes will survive this crisis.
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