Time to Get Going

Today I saw the movie The 11th Hour, so that was what God and I talked about. At the risk of grossly over-simplifying, the movie is a documentary that makes the case that “global warming” is not the problem, it is just a symptom. The problem is that we are not living sustainably, and if we don’t make an all-out effort to change that it may soon be ultimately too late.

One of the points made early in the film is one that I’ve made myself a number of times. Global warming, or more properly, global climate change, is not a threat to the Earth, it is a threat to humanity. Earth will go along just fine whether or not we make it so inhospitable to ourselves that we become yet another in the long long list of extinct species. Most likely life itself will survive and some other species will take our place at the top of the food chain.

God’s take on the film seemed to be that it was yet another example of the Hollywood elite preaching to the rest of us.

Of course, he also pointed out that that didn’t mean we shouldn’t listen.

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