Friday, January 11, 2008

Polar cities don't have to become a reality in 2500 or anytime. I hope we never need them, of course. There are many people working on solutions to global warming now. For example, Dave Gardner. When I emailed him some info about polar cities, he wrote back, with a touch of humor, which I do appreciate: "Very intriguing. I want to study your idea of polar cities more, but I have to admit I am not looking for ways mankind can take over even more of planet Earth!"

"Hooked on Growth" is a documentary in production now, which Dave Gardner is producing.

John Feeney introduces: "Humanity's greatest challenge is upon us. It's a converging set of ecological problems. No other difficulty we now face has the potential to impact the human future as profoundly as the convergence of climate change, peak energy, mass extinction, groundwater depletion, and a slew of related environmental catastrophes in the making. People need to know about it. It needs to saturate the media, to be in the headlines, in best-selling books, and on talk shows. And we need feature length films about it. By now, there should have been many theatrical documentaries on the subject.

...."Hooked on Growth" the works and this one promises finally to awaken the public to the challenge ahead. It's called
Hooked on Growth: Our Misguided Quest for Prosperity and it's from Dave Gardner, one of a handful of people in the world with the training of a filmmaker and a solid grasp on the global sustainability crisis.

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