Leonardo always gets my attention when he is on screen but this time it was for a different reason. A major wake up call happened to me this week while watching The Eleventh Hour. I like to think i know about sustainability and all the issues the earth is having but the video pointed out many more issues that I was unaware of. The thing that jumped out most for me was how much it would cost for us to replace what nature does for us for free. I never looked at nature that way. It made me understand that nature naturally supports life and what we are doing to it is killing life. They also pointed out how much money was controlling everything. They mentioned how everything was controlled by “Fossil fuel authority”. I want to know what we can be done when things like this are in the way. How do we get around that?
I feelThinking Ahead and the video we watched on Wednesday were both important for us to understand. The video explained that we do not take warning signs personal. We never think things will actually happen to us. This explains why people can be so hesitant and I think this is important for us to understand. When we don’t think anything is going to happen then we won’t do anything about it. Knowing that people don’t often take warning signs personal is very important because it shows why people have yet to do much when it comes to sustainability. If we want to get through to people we obviously need to do more than just throw warning signs at them. Sometimes in class I get a little worried that nothing is going to happen and the world is basically doomed, but as I learned from reading Looking Ahead there is actually power in optimism so I’m going to try and keep my head up and see a bright future for all of us!