A blind spot is Global Warming or climate change. Some need absolute proof, beyond any doubts, that Global Warming exists. It is like the sky is falling and they are waiting for more evidence of what is happening. Do you know what the absolute proof is for these people - the sky hitting them over the head! But then there is not much time left to react.
From what I know there is a consensus among main stream scientists that Global warming is a fact of life now. But let us assume for the moment that Global warming has not been proven beyond the reasonable doubt. So what? Tell me what is wrong with trying to reduce pollution, to conserve energy, to use alternative energy sources, to stop deforestation, to save the environment, to breathe clean air, eat healthy food, to swim in clean water. What is wrong with energy independence that, by the way, would improve our security? Let us assume that we created this new economy that improved our quality of life. Let us imagine that the new economy is serving our needs and not the needs of big corporations. What is wrong in knowing that we helped future generations, our children and grandchildren, to live healthy lives on our little blue world, the only home we have? What stays in our way? What prevents us from accomplishing this?
Greed, selfishness, short sightedness, lust for money and more money, our Congress that is for sale to the highest bidder, Are we so selfish and short sited that we want to insist on “our way of life” just to prove our freedom and independence? What is this freedom anyway? Are we free enough to decide what needs to be done to ensure the future of our country? Are we brave enough and independent enough to buy a more efficient car instead of an SUV that neighbors are driving?
'Carbon Nation' is an optimistic discovery of what people are already doing, what we as a nation could be doing and what the world needs to do to prevent (or slow down) the impending climate crisis. We already have the technology to combat most of the worst-case scenarios of climate change, and it is very good business as well. We meet a host of entertaining and endearing characters along the way, including entrepreneurs, visionaries, scientists, business, and the everyday man, all making a difference and working towards solving climate change.