Revolution: The Movie

Filmmaker Rob Stewart sent me a review copy of his new award-winning film Revolution.

Stewart’s previous film – Sharkwater – made a bit splash.  It won some 40 awards, and resulted in over 100 countries banning shark finning (killing sharks so the Chinese can make shark fin soup).

Stewart is one of the world’s leading underwater cinematographers, and Revolution is worth watching for the stunning underwater – and above-ground – nature footage.   The film includes some of the most beautiful ocean scenes ever.

Revolution also includes some mind-blowing environmental statistics which I hadn’t heard anywhere … including the percentage of forests, ocean life and other resources we’ve already lost.

The final scene was a bit over-the-top and heavy-handed: slow-motion shots of crying kids with an overlay of melodramatic music.

I would say that everyone who is a climate change activist will be moved by the film.  Jean-Michel Cousteau called it “a must see … inspirational and beautiful.”

Climate skeptics won’t like it.

Watch here.

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  • 5 questions to determine if you are, indeed, a statist.

    https://youtu.be/g_GaDjonC5M

    —- THE FIVE QUESTIONS —-

    1) Is there any means by which any number of individuals can delegate to someone else the moral right to do something which none of the individuals have the moral right to do themselves?

    2) Do those who wield political power (presidents, legislators, etc.) have the moral right to do things which other people do not have the moral right to do? If so, from whom and how did they acquire such a right?

    3) Is there any process (e.g., constitutions, elections, legislation) by which human beings can transform an immoral act into a moral act (without changing the act itself)?

    4) When law-makers and law-enforcers use coercion and force in the name of law and government, do they bear the same responsibility for their actions that anyone else would who did the same thing on his own?

    5) When there is a conflict between an individual’s own moral conscience, and the commands of a political authority, is the individual morally obligated to do what he personally views as wrong in order to “obey the law”?

  • George

    Really do think the movie should include the massive geoengineering, weather warfare using HAARP, scalar weapons, electromagnetic warfare, smart meter radiation, dirty banker’s wars pushing their oil and gas when free energy is all around us, ‘they’ want to poison us, the oceans (Corexit U.K. had banned for 30 years) – millions of gallons our Gov allowed in U.S. Gulf after the explosion/deep drilling oil rig. The oil works it’s way into the environment, Corexit causes death, cancer, rashes and much more the Gulf suffered and is suffering still! Seems the movie is a slightly veiled attempt at the control carbon trading scheme of making money – in the name of Global Warming. Gee, dutchsinse blog/youtube shows the moving radar images, HAARP circular formations, scalar markings before the ‘inland hurricane’ hits OK or TX for example. aircrap.org is a serious site explaining w/ Gov patents and white papers etc. Showing laws being offered to stop the aluminum, barium and other chemicals being sprayed upon us like we are bugs! Look UP, those are persistent contrails, not just jet contrails. Barium makes them stay up there for hours, spreading out making the sky a milky white eventually.
    One is able to avoid their poison water, GMO foods, seeds, vaccines and drugs…….BUT, air?

    • Charlie Primero

      I would have read your text if it offered the courtesy of paragraphs.

  • 3E

    ► 99% of Rhinos gone since 1914.

    ► 97% of Tigers gone since 1914.

    ► 90% of Lions gone since 1993.

    ► 90% of Sea Turtles gone since 1980.

    ► 90% of Monarch Butterflies gone since 1995.

    ► 90% of Big Ocean Fish gone since 1950.

    ► 80% of Western Gorillas gone since 1955.

    ► 60% of Forest Elephants gone since 1970.

    ► 50% of Great Barrier Reef gone since 1985.

    ► 50% of Human Sperm Counts gone since 1950.

    ► 50% of Fresh Water Fish gone since 1987.

    ► 40% of Giraffes gone since 2000.

    ► 40% of ocean phytoplankton gone since 1950.

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/phytoplankton-population/

    ► Ocean plankton declines of 1% per year means 50% gone in 70 years, more than 1% is likely.

    ► Ocean acidification doubles by 2050, triples by 2100.

    ► 30% of Marine Birds gone since 1995.

    ► 28% of Land Animals gone since 1970.

    ► 28% of All Marine Animals gone since 1970.

    ► Humans and livestock are 97% of earth’s land vertebrate biomass.

    ► 10,000 years ago humans and livestock were a mere 0.01% of land vertebrate biomass.

    ► Our crop and pasture lands caused 80% of all land vertebrate species extinctions.

    http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/play/7350/Call-of-Life–Facing-the-Mass-Extinction

    ► 1,000,000 humans, net, are added to earth every 4½ days.

    ► We must produce more food in the next 50 years than we have in the past 10,000 years combined.

    http://www.monsanto.com/improvingagriculture/pages/producing-more.aspx

    ► We need 6 million hectares of new farmland every single year for the next 30 years to do this.

    ► We lose 12 million hectares of farmland every single year due to soil degradation, depletion and loss.

    http://www.monbiot.com/2015/03/25/3703/

    ► Humanity has only 60 years of farming left at current world soil degradation rates.

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/only-60-years-of-farming-left-if-soil-degradation-continues/

    ► We already passed world peak production growth-rates in 2006 for wheat, soy, corn, wood and fish.

    http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=33456

    ► IMPORTANT: All IPCC mitigation, sequestration and adaptive strategies assume m-o-r-e farmland is available,

    http://www.nature.com/news/policy-climate-advisers-must-maintain-integrity-1.17468

    ► In 10 years, 4 billion people will be short of fresh water, 2 billion will be severely short of fresh water.

    http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/scarcity.shtml

    ► One billion humans now walk a mile each day for fresh water.

    ► Humans and livestock eat 40% of earth’s annual land chlorophyll production.

    ► We are running out of cheap, accessible potassium and phosphates.

    http://www.nature.com/news/be-persuasive-be-brave-be-arrested-if-necessary-1.11796

    ► These irreplaceable fertilizers cannot be manufactured by humans.

    ► We can recycle phosphates, but we don’t because of because of mining interests.

    ► The nitrogen cycle is so badly corrupted it kills off river and ocean life.

    ► We face mounting crop losses due to drought, flood and extreme weather.

    ► There are 80,000 untested chemicals in our environment.

    ► Mixed together in our bodies they are even more dangerous.

    ► We add thousands of chemicals to our food in a untrustworthy regulatory environment.

    ► We spray so much herbicide and pesticide, our croplands are “Green Deserts”.

    ► GM foods destroy soil ecology and poisons us without our permission.

    ► GM crops destroyed 90% of Monarch Butterflies in 20 years.

    ► GM cotton stalks kill livestock that eat it.

    http://www.responsibletechnology.org/gmo-dangers

    ► 3 neo-nicotinoid infused seeds will kill one bird. Nicotinoids are water soluble.

    ► Monocultures cause bee malnutrition due to a lack of bio-diversity in pollen sources.

    ► Bee malnutrition weakens colonies against poisons, disease and extreme weather.

    http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/05/13/3658227/honeybee-loss-survey-2014-2015/

    ► We add nanoparticles to our foods without testing for long term safety.

    ► We add computer designed, synthetic DNA to our food.

    ► We kill elephants and orangutans in Indonesia to clear forests to grow palm oil.

    ► This palm oil is burnt as “green” bio-fuel in Germany’s diesel cars in Europe.

    ► Rainforests are slashed and burned in South America to grow soy.

    ► Pigs in China eat half of all the soy grown in South America.

    ► Soy oil is burnt as bio-fuel in Northern Europe.

    ► Our food is killing off life on earth.

    How a farmer described growing wheat over the last 20 years…

    Before:

    ► Plant seed harvested from previous year

    ► Allow wheat to grow naturally

    ► Harvest cutting ~1 foot from ground (storing some seed for next year’s use, selling the extra)

    ► Plow (turning chaff, stubble, and weeds into ground for nutrient breakdown)

    ► Remove from planting rotation for 1 year

    ► Plow (cutting off roots)

    ► Plow (turn plant material into soil)

    ► Repeat

    Now:

    ► Plant seeds bought from GMO manufacturer

    ► Drench with GMO’s herbicide to prevent anything else from growing

    ► Spray with chemical fertilizers (because the ground doesn’t have enough nutrients)

    ► Spray with herbicide to kill the whole field at once to ensure the whole field is ready to cut at the same time.

    ► Harvest, cutting the wheat all the way to the ground because it doesn’t grow tall enough due to lack of nutrients

    ► Sell all seeds that came off of plants (it’s illegal to keep anything)

    ► Burn off minimal stubble and turn once into the ground with disc.

    ► Repeat until soil is gone.

  • 3E

    ► 99% of Rhinos gone since 1914.

    ► 97% of Tigers gone since 1914.

    ► 90% of Lions gone since 1993.

    ► 90% of Sea Turtles gone since 1980.

    ► 90% of Monarch Butterflies gone since 1995.

    ► 90% of Big Ocean Fish gone since 1950.

    ► 80% of Western Gorillas gone since 1955.

    ► 60% of Forest Elephants gone since 1970.

    ► 50% of Great Barrier Reef gone since 1985.

    ► 50% of Human Sperm Counts gone since 1950.

    ► 50% of Fresh Water Fish gone since 1987.

    ► 40% of Giraffes gone since 2000.

    ► 40% of ocean phytoplankton gone since 1950.

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/phytoplankton-population/

    ► Ocean plankton declines of 1% per year means 50% gone in 70 years, more than 1% is likely.

    ► Ocean acidification doubles by 2050, triples by 2100.

    ► 30% of Marine Birds gone since 1995.

    ► 28% of Land Animals gone since 1970.

    ► 28% of All Marine Animals gone since 1970.

    ► Humans and livestock are 97% of earth’s land vertebrate biomass.

    ► 10,000 years ago humans and livestock were a mere 0.01% of land vertebrate biomass.

    ► Our crop and pasture lands caused 80% of all land vertebrate species extinctions.

    http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/play/7350/Call-of-Life–Facing-the-Mass-Extinction

    ► 1,000,000 humans, net, are added to earth every 4½ days.

    ► We must produce more food in the next 50 years than we have in the past 10,000 years combined.

    http://www.monsanto.com/improvingagriculture/pages/producing-more.aspx

    ► We need 6 million hectares of new farmland every single year for the next 30 years to do this.

    ► We lose 12 million hectares of farmland every single year due to soil degradation, depletion and loss.

    http://www.monbiot.com/2015/03/25/3703/

    ► Humanity has only 60 years of farming left at current world soil degradation rates.

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/only-60-years-of-farming-left-if-soil-degradation-continues/

    ► We already passed world peak production growth-rates in 2006 for wheat, soy, corn, wood and fish.

    http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=33456

    ► IMPORTANT: All IPCC mitigation, sequestration and adaptive strategies assume m-o-r-e farmland is available,

    http://www.nature.com/news/policy-climate-advisers-must-maintain-integrity-1.17468

    ► In 10 years, 4 billion people will be short of fresh water, 2 billion will be severely short of fresh water.

    http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/scarcity.shtml

    ► One billion humans now walk a mile each day for fresh water.

    ► Humans and livestock eat 40% of earth’s annual land chlorophyll production.

    ► We are running out of cheap, accessible potassium and phosphates.

    http://www.nature.com/news/be-persuasive-be-brave-be-arrested-if-necessary-1.11796

    ► These irreplaceable fertilizers cannot be manufactured by humans.

    ► We can recycle phosphates, but we don’t because of because of mining interests.

    ► The nitrogen cycle is so badly corrupted it kills off river and ocean life.

    ► We face mounting crop losses due to drought, flood and extreme weather.

    ► There are 80,000 untested chemicals in our environment.

    ► Mixed together in our bodies they are even more dangerous.

    ► We add thousands of chemicals to our food in a untrustworthy regulatory environment.

    ► We spray so much herbicide and pesticide, our croplands are “Green Deserts”.

    ► GM foods destroy soil ecology and poisons us without our permission.

    ► GM crops destroyed 90% of Monarch Butterflies in 20 years.

    ► GM cotton stalks kill livestock that eat it.

    http://www.responsibletechnology.org/gmo-dangers

    ► 3 neo-nicotinoid infused seeds will kill one bird. Nicotinoids are water soluble.

    ► Monocultures cause bee malnutrition due to a lack of bio-diversity in pollen sources.

    ► Bee malnutrition weakens colonies against poisons, disease and extreme weather.

    http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/05/13/3658227/honeybee-loss-survey-2014-2015/

    ► We add nanoparticles to our foods without testing for long term safety.

    ► We add computer designed, synthetic DNA to our food.

    ► We kill elephants and orangutans in Indonesia to clear forests to grow palm oil.

    ► This palm oil is burnt as “green” bio-fuel in Germany’s diesel cars in Europe.

    ► Rainforests are slashed and burned in South America to grow soy.

    ► Pigs in China eat half of all the soy grown in South America.

    ► Soy oil is burnt as bio-fuel in Northern Europe.

    ► Our food is killing off life on earth.

    How a farmer described growing wheat over the last 20 years…

    Before:

    ► Plant seed harvested from previous year

    ► Allow wheat to grow naturally

    ► Harvest cutting ~1 foot from ground (storing some seed for next year’s use, selling the extra)

    ► Plow (turning chaff, stubble, and weeds into ground for nutrient breakdown)

    ► Remove from planting rotation for 1 year

    ► Plow (cutting off roots)

    ► Plow (turn plant material into soil)

    ► Repeat

    Now:

    ► Plant seeds bought from GMO manufacturer

    ► Drench with GMO’s herbicide to prevent anything else from growing

    ► Spray with chemical fertilizers (because the ground doesn’t have enough nutrients)

    ► Spray with herbicide to kill the whole field at once to ensure the whole field is ready to cut at the same time.

    ► Harvest, cutting the wheat all the way to the ground because it doesn’t grow tall enough due to lack of nutrients

    ► Sell all seeds that came off of plants (it’s illegal to keep anything)

    ► Burn off minimal stubble and turn once into the ground with disc.

    ► Repeat until soil is gone.