sexta-feira, 2 de abril de 2010

Al Bartlett interview from Blind Spot documentary

BLIND SPOT is a documentary that investigates the causes behind the reasons for the current crisis we find ourselves in. It establishes the inextricable link between the energy we use, the way we run our economy and the effect it has had on our environment. It takes as a starting point the inevitable energy depletion scenario know as Peak Oil to inform us that by whatever measure of greed, wishful thinking, neglect or ignorance, we are at a crossroad which offers two paths, both with dire consequences. If we continue to burn fossil fuels our ecology will collapse and if we don’t, our economy will. Either path we choose to take will have a profound effect on our way of life.

"Blind Spot is a fascinating documentary, it draws on some of the most impressive scientific minds to warn us about the dangers of our dependence on oil and educate us about our role in saving the earth and the lives of our children. I was transfixed by it."
-Howard Zinn

“If we lived in a rational world, inhabited by rational human beings, viewing Blind Spot would be a mandatory prerequisite to taking any federal oath of office in the coming year. Were that to happen, there might be hope that the USA would resume world leadership and our renewed influence would be used to redirect ourselves and the world away from the unsustainable path upon which we plummeted along throughout the 20th century, mistakenly regarding the adventure as unmitigated progress. “
-William Catton Jr., author of Overshoot

”Beautiful, crucial, straightforward, brilliantly woven images, words and music.”
-John Stauber, author of “Toxic Sludge Is Good for You”

“Blind Spot rides currents of beauty and sadness, ultimately landing with a catharsis that comes when truth has been told.”
-Jason Bradford, founder of Willits Economic Localization

“The next few decades aren’t going to look like the last few-not at all. And the sooner we come to terms with that, the better. This documentary is a good place to start.”
-Bill McKibben, author of “The End of Nature”

Noam Chomsky on Peak Oil:
“Doubtless Peak Oil will come, the timing is a matter of debate. However we may be better off it it is not too long delayed, because it will accelerate what must be done to prevent environmental catastrophe.”

The movie Blind Spot can be purchased at Film Baby for approximately $16.00 US:

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Interview segment reproduced with permission of the producer.