Normal is Over

Normal is Over.

If you have a Brooklyn Public Library library card you can watch for free videos on your computer or smart TV via the Kanopy database on the library’s website.

This week I viewed Normal is Over.

The documentary focuses on how the prevailing “economic growth” model is the chief culprit in climate change.

I recommend you watch this film. I wrote down too many quotes from the video to transcribe them here.

Yet I can tell you this: climate change is no joke. We can’t continue to ravage our earth in the name of consumerism to buy more and more products.

Highlights of Normal is Over:

  • 97 percent of climate scientists agree that climate change is man-made.
  • Producing beef uses 16,000 liters of water.
  • Elephants may become extinct by 2020 if they continue to be killed for money.
  • The $200Billion/year that one professional estimates it would take to save civilization from climate change is less than the cost of funding the military.
  • Most GMO soy and corn feeds factory animals that are slaughtered.
  • 1% of the population owns 1/2 of its total wealth.

After watching this film I decided to write a series of blog entries about how the best way to heal the planet is to first heal ourselves.

In the coming blog entry I will start to talk about this in more detail.

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