Bravo Peter Byck. What so many others have attempted has finally been realized; a documentary about one of society’s most pressing issues sans rhetoric.
Carbon Nation is a fun, easy to digest documentary created to enlighten and motivate the masses. However, unlike most independent, educational films this one is a call to action without the typical propoganda. Sure, the introduction includes many facts about carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that are contributing to “global climate change” but it stops there.
Climate change is a fact, the movie argues. For many people outside the scientific community the debate lies in whether or not anthropogenic activities are truly the cause or not.
Byck doesn’t care what you think either way. And he’s out to prove that we shouldn’t care either.
The movie sets out to demonstrate that efficient, sustainable energy use is an all win scenario. There are a lot of dollars to be made in eco-friendly development and it doesn’t matter if you’re in it to save the planet or simply to make some cold hard cash; the bottom line is that there’s opportunity.
While climate change sounds big and scary and impossible, few people realize that some solutions already exist and in many cases are already being implemented. Byck’s movie paints this picture so clearly it will be impossible for us to ignore.
From solar power to wind turbines, biofuels and electric cars—a move away from our dependence on oil and coal will not only be the future of clean energy but perhaps the solution to our crisis with the economy. Dollars can be made and jobs will be created by innovative approaches toward our move away from fossil fuels. Not only can we reduce our carbon emissions, but we can prosper doing so.
Instead of investigating the causes, Byck and his colleagues argue that we should be moving forward. How can we overcome these challenges? How can we create, invent, and implement new technologies that will clean up our atmosphere AND bolster the economy?
One thing’s for sure—it’s not going to happen while politicians sit around pointing fingers and shifting blame. What we need is inspiration, motivation, and tenacity. No membership required.