The Western Lines

May 23, 2010

The 11th Hour

Today on Discovery Enterprise, as part of our Oceans 911 funding drive, we present another in a series of documentaries concerning the major dangers of environmental degradation and climate change facing our world. Today’s video feature is the documentary – the 11th Hour. Join in the fight against the environmental degradation of our oceans by contributing to the Oceans 911 fund.

With contributions from over 50 politicians, scientists, and environmental activists, including Mikhail Gorbachev, Stephen Hawking, Wangari Maathai, 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.

Not all scientists agree on the fact that global warming is an immediate threat. Although, every scientist in this movie apparently does. Every expert interviewed stressed the fact that human involvement in the fight against global warming is mandatory. This is due to the fact that the increased anthropogenic cycle is pinned down as the main cause of climate change in the movie.

The role of humans in the destruction of the environment is explained from the viewpoint of several different professional fields: environmental scientists, oceanographers, economic historians, medical specialists, etc. The best example of this came from philosopher Wade Davis who theorized that to people, “You are either a person or property,” referring to mankind’s view on land and natural resource.

The 11th Hour


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