The main thrust of the movie – apart from presenting the evidence around our rapidly warming planet – is that our insatiable consumerism fuelled by traditional media and a general lack of political will are why we now face the biggest single crisis of mankind.
Climate change is a symptom of a flawed collective mindset and we need to change fast. Sorting things out in one country will not be enough – a global response is required.
I thought it interesting that traditional media was portrayed as a culprit; separating us psychologically and spiritually from our environment, promoting greed and rampant consumerism not to mention a “me culture”.
I’m not sure what the response will be but I am convinced that the most dominant forms of communication will have a strong role to play in helping us tackle this issue; in increasing awareness, coordinating effort and ultimately in finding solutions.
In my opinion it will be on “social” Media where these important conversations will take place. As Gill Scott Heron said- “this revolution will not be televised”.