Polar Bear are in danger, and according to wikipedia “The IUCN now lists global warming as the most significant threat to the polar bear, primarily because the melting of its sea ice habitat reduces its ability to find sufficient food. The IUCN states, “If climatic trends continue polar bears may become extirpated from most of their range within 100 years. On May 14, 2008, the United States Department of the Interior listed the polar bear as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act“.
Plane Stupid says: a flight in europe produces 400 kg of CO2 per passenger in average (i really don’t know how they measured this up) and they came up with this ad, to tell people to stop using planes to save polar bears.
Actually the 400 kg of CO2 is about the same weight as an Adult polar bear, also a damm good reason to stay away from them if you happen to see one in the wild…
Note: the only sounds in the ad are the broken bones of polar bears and planes.
Greenpeace is running a competition in Australia.
They want the most brilliant ideas to make people understand the importance of ecology today.
Something like 1500 creative minds sent their works some time ago, and Greenpeace selected the finalists.
The result will be known the 31 july 2009
Here they are some of the works i liked the most :)
He believes the internet is a great tool to change people’s minds, so he did the opposite of what most people in the cinema industry would have done, he released his film online for free, in several languages.
I saw it on youtube, but i believe its better going to the cinema, and watching it with better quality because images are really beautiful and its very well composed visually.
Youtube is still a great choice for those who don’t have a cinema that show the film near their homes or don’t want to pay, but you’ll watch it with less quality (there is a better quality version if you click on the HD icon on youtube).
Now for the scary part a lot of facts are told in the film, and yes its scary and most facts are known, most people know the planet is not going well and that we are destroying everything, its all over the news everyday. But most people don’t know how bad it is, so i hope this helps somehow change people’s mind.
What can you do after watching the film? You can go to their official forum to discuss your ideas with other people on this film, or you can start sending letters to people in your goverment to start caring about the 2009 copenhagen summit (it will replace the kyoto protocol, so it is very important). There is lots of things we can all do even if they are small its better than nothing check oxfam’s website for more information on what you can do ;)