Saturday, September 22, 2007
Go see the 11th Hour
I went to see the movie the 11th Hour last night. If you get a chance, go see this documentary. It was excellent and provided compelling documentation of what our consumerism and reliance on fossil fuels are doing to us. I say us, because the point was made that the planet will survive but it is unlikely that we will survive the consequences of our actions if things continue as they are. It is likely that a few species will survive as well and things will essentially revert back to the way that they were before man dominated.
Yet, there is hope for us. But it's going to require massive changes in behavior and political clout to move us away from our dependence on fossil fuel. Alternative energy sources such as the sun and wind, as well as green buildings were discussed. Perhaps I'm not at my most optimistic point but I don't see how massive changes will occur unless the political process takes a stand to do something on a global scale.
Anyway, on a more positive note, I'm taking my wind powered vessel out today for an overnight trip. It's a nice day here with low humidity and the rain last night made things clean and clear this morning. I'm looking forward to a day of chilling out, reading and walking on the beach. There are many unspoiled areas still around here and the island that I anchor near is one of them. It used to have a light house on it but that light house is now disconnected from the mainland due to erosion of the island on the ocean side. Still, it's a beautiful place to visit---no houses, just the forest and the beach.
I hope that each of you has a great day.