Monday at the Movies — What World Leaders Saw at the UN

“What’s Possible,” a New Film for World Leaders on the Urgency of Global Warming from BillMoyers.com on Vimeo.

I think I should have given this post the title: Bill Moyers is getting tired of trying to reason with you people. Except that, Goddess Guard Him, he never seems to be.

This short film — and I am pleading with you on bended knee to watch the entire twelve and one-half minutes — was shown to our world “leaders” last week when they gathered at the UN to mouth platitudes talk about the crisis of Global Climate Change.

The brief discussion afterwards, between Mr. Moyers and the people who made the film, makes important points about how art can shift a conversation, how humans are hard-wired to care about and protect beauty, and how, when it comes to saving our only home, quitting is not an option.

Even so, the film barely skirts the real issue: too many people; not enough planet. That would require addressing women’s rights.

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One response to “Monday at the Movies — What World Leaders Saw at the UN

  1. Thanks for putting this up. I either missed it when Moyers aired it, or my local PBS carrier didn’t air it, which often – mysteriously- happens with Moyers show. For awhile they even aired it at 2:00 AM on Saturday until we (too) few progressives bombarded them with complaints and they generously put it back in its Sunday afternoon timeslot.

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