The HOME movie

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    Jun 07, 2009 12:17 PM GMT
    Hey everyone,

    Just wanted to recommend a new movie, which I honestly believe is one of the most important films ever made. It's called "Home", narrated by Glenn Close, and is available at:

    http://www.youtube.com/homeproject

    The movie's about climate change, which usually seems like a boring topic, however this one explains the causes and what we can do to help in a way I've never seen before.

    Enjoy icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 07, 2009 7:27 PM GMT
    seabarak saidHey everyone,

    Just wanted to recommend a new movie, which I honestly believe is one of the most important films ever made. It's called "Home", narrated by Glenn Close, and is available at:

    http://www.youtube.com/homeproject

    The movie's about climate change, which usually seems like a boring topic, however this one explains the causes and what we can do to help in a way I've never seen before.

    Enjoy icon_smile.gif




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  • DCEric

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    Jun 07, 2009 9:43 PM GMT
    seabarak said, which usually seems like a boring topic

    You will now be beaten.
    /Meteorologist
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    Jun 08, 2009 12:01 AM GMT
    LOL, DC. Sorry about that icon_smile.gif

    I've been thinking about this movie since yesterday and it's amazing what an impact it's had. Haven't felt this determined to change the world since I was a teen!

    It wasn't really emphasized in the film, but it seems like one of the main reasons for global warming is animal consumption in the Western world. I haven't considered that as a factor before.

    The movie mentioned that it takes 13,000 liters of water to produce just one kilo of meat and 95% of crops are grown for livestock or biofuel, instead of human consumption.

    I'm not vegetarian, but it's very interesting to see how a seemingly insignificant action like our dietary choices can potentially make or break the world.

    So, how many of you guys would be willing to reduce your meat consumption as a "green" contribution?

    I'm also curious what it would take for us to say no to fruits and vegetables that have to be imported? I was in Europe recently and in one supermarket, there were apples from both Argentina and New Zealand in the same bin. It's kind of crazy when you think about it. Having to ship food half way across the world, just cause we've become accustomed to having everything available year round. Do we even know what's in season anymore?

    Just some food for thought.... Happy Monday icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 09, 2009 11:45 AM GMT
    That was beautiful. Thank you for that.