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Old 06-17-2009, 06:19 PM   #15 (permalink)
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This film is by Yann Arthus Bertrand. He is famous in France for a serie of TV documentaries based upon his "La Terre vue du ciel" work.

He wanted to build a copyable and usable movie. This is this idea which convinced Luc Besson to help him to find a sponsor to get the 10 millions $ needed to build his movie.

I don't know about English version, but the French one is done by Yann Arthus Bertrand himself and with the same high quality comments compared to his TV documentaries.

After a short description of the growth of human being on Earth, and why we couldn't resist to petrol, he shows how much bad things we are inflicting to Earth.
I don't want to comment about if human being is the main cause of global warming or if there is a global warming. What is certain is that current generations are stealing Earth resources and next ones won't be able to live as we are currently.

Thanks to this film I finally discovered why red meat, build by and for occidental people is so bad for environment. This permitted me to search the web and find much more information about that. I'm understanding now why a French people is generating 6 tonnes of CO2 by year while the calculus for my family, including a guesstimate of gray energies, was lower than 2 tonnes. I'm sad that these personal figures were underestimated, but at the other side I'm happy to see how much I can improve : as 1 kg of red meat needs 10 tonnes of water and generates 200 kg of CO2, I just have to limit my red meat consumption to what my body needs and I'll save an additional couple tonne of CO2 per year... Of course I'll continue to produce green electricity, lower my electricity consumption, eco-drive and ecomod, etc.

At the end of the film, Yann Arthus Bertrand shows good things done to the Earth. In his TV documentaries he was mixing good and bad things and was interviewing people.

Whatever your feeling about global warming, watch this movie at least for the beautiful pictures. Be careful, without the sound you may confuse between good and bad things.

Hope you'll watch the film.. I know I'll watch it again this week-end and several times before the end of the year.

For the "funny story", 2 days after the broadcasting of the movie, there was European elections. In France ecologist made nearly the socialist score. Of course the latter accused the movie to have influenced the result. In fact since several weeks, socialists and centrists were loosing points so this film only confirmed some people into their intention to vote for ecologists.


PS I can't put enough positive smileys in this message so I didn't put any.
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