OMG. Every day is just worse than the next: The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists just revised the Doomsday clock to 2 and a half minutes to midnight. The Doomsday Dashboard is worth looking at.
For the last two years, the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock stayed set at three minutes before the hour, the closest it had been to midnight since the early 1980s. In its two most recent annual announcements on the Clock, the Science and Security Board warned: “The probability of global catastrophe is very high, and the actions needed to reduce the risks of disaster must be taken very soon.” In 2017, we find the danger to be even greater, the need for action more urgent. It is two and a half minutes to midnight, the Clock is ticking, global danger looms. Wise public officials should act immediately, guiding humanity away from the brink. If they do not, wise citizens must step forward and lead the way.
How can you tell that I just came off of a long-haul flight? I have many movies to write about!
Here's one more: Before The Flood, a National Geographic film featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and a host of world leaders trying to come to terms with the idiots in the world who still to this very day deny that climate change is a real thing.
In some ways, this is the new, modern version of An Inconvenient Truth (which came out in 2006!!!!!) with a better looking narrator and more importantly, an even harsher reality. We are, in many ways, past the point of no return according to this movie but all is not lost -- yet. The saddest part of this documentary is knowing that we are no longer leading the world in setting an example for renewable energy. Pretty soon, we'll be following in China's footsteps.