I saw the movie Shark Water on the weekend. EVEN IF YOU ARE AFRAID OF SHARKS, YOU SHOULD SEE THIS MOVIE. It is not scary and you will see them in a different light. It was without doubt the most important and amazing movie I have seen in the last several years. It left me almost speechless. Even if you don’t care about or are afraid of sharks, everyone needs to know that they are becoming extinct and what that means to land dwellers is this:
Was at the panel discussion and showing of Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" last night at Ridge cinema. One of the panelists (a PhD prof) stated that a kiwi costs 16X its weight in carbon emissions; a banana, some 2-1/2 times its weight. Several panelists and people from the audience drove home the point: Buy what is locally grown.
After the panel discussion, I asked one of the prof's about the 200-MIle Diet (Utne magazine article) and he opined that its quite possible that the 200-Mile Diet (the predecessor of Vancouver's 100 Mile Diet) is ENOUGH, BY ITSELF to save the planet from Climate Change -- although he stated that since its unlikely that entire populations would be able to adhere to the 200-Mile Diet, we should also conserve energy, etc etc etc.
After hearing (UK author) Geoge Monbiot's talk, (thanks for Banyan books for brining him to Vancouver to speak) I read further on the topic of Climate Warming and was very, very surprised that this planet's carbon dioxide level is already in the same range of one of the Great Dyings. Since our politicians (and those of other countries) are ignoring this planet's peril, I've decided to use my Power Of One, and acquire a small, used fully-electric-powered truck, not just a hybrid vehicle, as a first step in the right direction, for those trips when the electric scooter can't handle the load. This e-truck's batteries will run exclusively on revived batteries that would otherwise have ended up in an industrial-recycling process, which was the subject of a Greenpeace investigation widely available on the Internet, called, "The Myth of Automobile Battery Recycling." And, I'm going to stick to the 200-Mile Diet (in Radical Press ezine.)
I'm resolving to ABSOLUTELY MINIMIZE my carbon footprint on the planet regardless of the cost, in both dollars and hours.