With contributions from over 50 politicians, scientists, and environmental activists, including former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, physicist Stephen Hawking, Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai, and journalist Paul Hawken, the film documents the grave problems facing the planet's life systems. Global warming, deforestation, mass species extinction, and depletion of the oceans' habitats are all addressed. The film's premise is that the future of humanity is in jeopardy.
The film proposes potential solutions to these problems by calling for restorative action by the reshaping and rethinking of global human activity through technology, social responsibility and conservation.
When you look at the history of humanity it's basically a relationship between the two most complex systems on Earth ... human society and nature. And whether people have, in fact, lived in a good balance in that regard.—Kenny Ausubel, Co-CEO & Founder of Bioneers.
Winston Churchill had it right about us: he said 'the Americans always do the right thing ... but unfortunately, its only after they've exhausted all other possibilities.' We've been exhausting some fairly bad possibilities for quite a long time. I think maybe we're ready to get it right now.—James Woolsey, former CIA Director
We can see now what the new economy would look like. Instead of being powered by fossil fuels, its powered by renewable energy. Instead of having an automobile-centered transportation system it will have a more diversified transport system. Instead of a throwawy economy it will have, it [will have one] where everything is reused ... we have the technologies to build a new economy to sustain economic progress.—Lester Brown, Earth Policy Institute
Global warming is not only the number one environmental challenge we face today, but one of the most important issues facing all of humanity ... We all have to do our part to raise awareness about global warming and the problems we as a people face in promoting a sustainable environmental future for our planet.
Source: http://www.youtube.com/greggdurhamIn the 4,000,000,000 years of earth’s history, 99.9999% (yes, 4 decimal points) of species ever existed have become extinct. So, it’s not unnatural for human beings as a species to become extinct. What’s unnatural and a shame is that we are taking more than 54,000 species a year to extinction with us!—David Suzuki, scientist,environmental educator and chair of David Suzuki Foundation.
Note Recon Earth: Global Warming and drastic Earth changes, even solar system changes in any documentary I've seen and dare I say you have seen are not disputed. The causes are disputed not the effects. The drastic changes are in fact here and are effecting our planet, our way of life and at times killing us.
Right now my advice to you is to first accept these changes as fact. Earthquakes, Tornados, Tsunamis, Solar Storms will take you and your loved ones out of this world. So first prepare by all means possible by planning to not have food, medical supply's, communication or any social services for weeks to months. That is all you can do. Second, now we can concentrate on the who, why and where and see if we can prevent these natural or unnatural catastrophic events.