I don't know if anyone mentioned this when Alicia posted her blog about Flow, but Blue Gold is phenomenal! I just finished watching it, and while Flow is good, Blue Gold is an absolute MUST SEE for anyone concerned about our environment and their children's future, as well as those who don't think they have to be worried.
I live in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and water has always been an issue since I was a kid, and I'm sure before. During this documentary they showed a map of future water scarcity, I think it was over the next 50 years??, and my area of NM was listed as an area that is expected to have crucial, as in life/death, conflict over water.
Anyone else seen it? If you do watch it in the future, please come back and share!
I'll have to check that out. Blue Gold is actually a book as well. The scary thing is, people want to think that if they don't live in the desert they don't have to worry. This domcumentary, and Flow, talk about bottling water in our own country. I think it's Michigan that has been fighting a battle against Nestle for bottling water in their state. Nestle basically doesn't have to pay for it, but they bottle it and then sell it for a profit, while taking it from the locals. Flow discussed more about how they got all these monetary breaks for having their plant there, so they're basically making a profit while taking water that will lead to long-term damage in the future that the locals will have to deal with. Blue Gold focused on sustainability, and how we totally live outside our means, like LA has 18 million people and if they lived off of their local water supply it would be 3 million.
There are things we can do, but if we don't, we're going to be in a serious water crisis within 50 years. I would love for cities to require roof-top green spaces, this would help hold water as well as reduce the reflective surface area that increases city temps. I really want to start my own, but I have to research it. I've seen shows about it, and it's awesome.
I actually had someone tell me once that he doesn't care about preserving the environment, even though he has a daughter, because his parents didn't care about saving it for him, so why should he care about saving it for her. What kind of convoluted thinking is that?!?
Sorry for the long post, I just get really passionate!
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