55% of the public doesn’t know about the science behind climate change and 45% realize the science, yet not all of that 45% agree that climate change is a serious issue? How have we, as a nation, reached a point where we consume the most, and emit the most greenhouse gases (next to china, who is now taking precautions) and at the same time we are the most blind to this issue.
In the beginning of Before the Flood DiCaprio shows this painting called The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymous Bosch, it was painted during the Renaissance around 1500 A.D. and it depicts what was just starting to occur on the planet and will continue to get worse- that is over population and with this many problems. I wonder how creative a man could be to do paint such a masterpiece that literally shows what is occurring on Earth right now, 500 years into the future. I also wonder how ignorant we’ve become as a species to let this happen.
All we hear now is problem this problem that, and the media is completely filled with just problems and fear. “On todays news a woman was shot and killed, left for dead with no one to help her. Back to you Chad” We’re bombarded with this nonsense bullshit 24/7 and we wonder why people don’t care about the environment. On average by the time a child in the U.S. is 7 years old he or she has seen 8,000 murders and 10,000 acts of violence on TV. That can say a lot to our subconscious that can’t differ thoughts from reality, everything is a reality to it and it makes up 95% of our brain. I’m getting off track but I’m trying to show that if we can’t fix a broken system or find the root cause then will never be able to fix climate change.
I say it’s time to jump off this insane twilight zone type of cycle that picks around at a problem like we’re helpless and can’t do anything but wait for the problem to solve itself. We can recognize our past mistakes and look at them in glee because we can now transition into a more bountiful and sovereign Earth. I have a dream … that one day media will be completely filled with happiness and peace. Had to end this blog with a little humor and optimism.
– Jaiden Deal