A Few Things Ill Considered

Good PBS documentary

So it took me a long time to finally watch the last segment, but I did find this documentary from PBS to be very engaging and very informative.

Maybe not so encouraging though…

FWIW, In It for the Gold agrees you should go watch it.

The synopsis is here:

Melting glaciers, rising sea levels, fires, floods and droughts. On the eve of a historic election, award-winning producer and correspondent Martin Smith investigates how the world’s largest corporations and governments are responding to Earth’s looming environmental disaster.


  1. #1 Mike Garcia
    January 1, 2009

    What a colossal waste of money our governments throw at fighting Global Warming. When I see programs like this or read about increasing government involvement to curb climate change one way or another, I cant help but cringe at the huge amount of wasted time, effort and money we all want to throw at something we cant control.

    The earth will be fine with or without us. When we leave this earth due to other more realistic challenges (disease, war, greed), the world will still be around. The real problem that faces us everyday and affects our daily existence isnt some hair line difference in temperature (which is getting lower every year since 1998 anyway), its us and things we do or do not do to each other.

    We all want clean air and clean water; and last time I checked weve made huge progress on those fronts for decades. But for goodness sakes people, stop being zombies by agreeing to waste our hard earned tax dollars on politically slanted environmental programs that only establish arbitrary rules on global job growth and progress for third world societies. Weve all have enjoyed and continue to enjoy our conveniences provided by fuel, chemicals and plastic (i.e. your home, car, laptops, ipods, radios, clothes, etc); thats not the problem as evidenced by all the Frontline programs and discussions we all watch and reply to on our computers from the comfort of our climate controlled homes.

    Our money would be better spent on fighting disease, poverty and famine. At least that way wed actually help mankind fight real life tragedies instead of imaginary ones.

    Mike G.