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Crude Impact

Posted by Dave (The Void) on October 23, 2007

Last week we looked at how our societies were changed by the oil boom, and how they will have to change to cope with the oil crunch. This film (98 mins) is a much broader look at the fossil fuel industry and its effects worldwide.

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Can We Save Planet Earth?

Posted by michaelgreenwell on September 3, 2007

For me it was disappointing how long it took David Attenborough to come out publicly and speak about global warming. He was procrastinating for a long time.

However, when he eventually did begin to talk about it, he did it with the skill, intellgence and heart which we have come to expect of him.

This is fabulous…

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The Scam of The Great Global Warming Swindle

Posted by michaelgreenwell on August 31, 2007

The (ahem) ‘documentary’ The Great Global Warming Swindle caused a great deal of fuss when it was broadcast. Polluters, various forms of industry and others looking just to have a clear conscience were eager to jump on the ‘evidence’ as proof we should all just carry on as normal.

One strange thing about it is how easily the conspiracy theorists jumped on the bandwagon for this documentary.

However, this excellent piece (43 mins) by Chris Merchant from the University of Edinburgh explains why you shouldn’t take it so seriously.

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Darwin’s Nightmare

Posted by Dave (The Void) on August 5, 2007

The introduction of the predatory Nile Perch to Lake Victoria has intensified the battle for survival, wiping out many native fish and threatening the very ecosystem of the Lake.  Meanwhile, as Hubert Sauper’s vivid ethnography (109 mins) shows, something not too different is happening to the region’s people.

Subtitles are in Spanish, most dialogue in English but a few scenes in local languages.  Any help finding an English subtitled version would be appreciated.  Part two follows.

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