Deforestation: The Destruction of Life on Earth.

by Francis

Last night I went to the Danish Film Institute where Al Gore spoke and two new environmental films were screened.  Al Gore started with a question and answer session.  He was OK, if slightly disappointing (luckily I did not go with high expectations).  However, his talk was enormously overshadowed by this film http://www.greenthefilm.com/.  Please find time to sit down and watch it; it is an amazing, depressing and important film.

The negotiations here in Copenhagen are concerning.  They are highly political and focus very heavily on carbon emissions.  While accounting for around 15% of the world’s carbon emissions, what the politicians often fail to recognize is that deforestation creates the permanent loss of fragile and complex habitats; once the forests are gone they are gone.

This film not only reminds us that we can all do more, but also highlights the beauty and fragility of our forests.  I met the filmmaker – he is a hero and has dedicated his life to this.  This film was done on a budget of 10,000Euros – quite an achievement.  Please pass it on to others.

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