- As human beings continue their destructive rampage around
the planet, they find themselves facing accelerating dilemmas on every
continent. No one can deny quickening traumas facing humanity in the 21st
century. Humans spew billions of tons of toxic air into the atmosphere
while they plasticize the oceans, cut down the forests and tamper with
nature's environmental balancing systems.
- A full third or two billion people lack adequate drinking
water daily. Over 3.0 billion humans suffer from malnutrition. Over 18
million human beings die of starvation or starvation related diseases annually.
Rainforests burn away and thousands of species suffer extinction annually.
A laundry list of humanity's assaults on Mother Nature encompasses 27,000
square mile dead zones in the oceans at the mouths of major rivers to three
million ton floating plastic dumps swirling in the Pacific Ocean known
as the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch."
- In the last few years, this planet commenced speaking
to us in ever sharper language with her displeasure of our actions. She
hurled "Hurricane Katrina" at the United States. She's breaking
up the ice at the Arctic and the Antarctic. She will double her annual
human starvation death rate in years to come. Mother Earth shrieks louder
with each passing year, "You've got a choice. You're messing up my
surface. You can fix it or I can fix it for you. If I fix it, I will toss
everything you've created awayincluding you humans."
- In the most important, brilliant and electrifying documentary
film of the 21st century, "Blind Spot" by Adolfo Doring, Randal
Wallace and David Gill--they conduct interviews with men and women studying
human impact on this planet. Those educators introduce humanity's stark
future if we continue on our current path. I urge every U.S. Congress politician,
governor, mayor and citizen to take an hour to watch, and then, take action.
I especially urge someone to bring this video to Barack Obama for personal
- In the last 100 years, the human race grew its numbers
six times more than in 1900. It added six billion people in the blink of
a century. How? Oil, coal and natural gas increased humanity's ability
to produce more food that allowed more population. It's known as the age
of energy, yet that age slips quickly into our rear view mirrors. For those
arrogant enough to think that energy won't be a problem, I offer you the
reality of our limited water supplies to be just as dangerous!
- Richard Heinberg, author of Peak Everything, said, "We
face a completely different way of living. In the past, machines took care
to make food. We've gotten used to it. Oil impregnates everything in our
- Lester Brown, author of Plan B 3.0, <http://www.worldwatchinstitute.com/>www.worldwatchinstitute.com
, said, "Oil is the life line of the global economy, but reserves
are shrinking and declining. Peak oil could happen next year or within
five years, but it's going to happen. It will change our world radically.
It will change everything we do. When historians write about it, they will
refer to it as Before Peak Oil and After Peak Oil."
- Dr. Ted Caplow, energy expert, said, "The energy
crisis becomes the food crisis because biofuels compete with food production."
- Dr. Roscoe Bartlett, research and development, said,
"We're good at responding to a crisis, but not preventing it. To mitigate
consequences, we should have started 20 years ago. We shouldn't wait until
we're in the crisis."
- Dr. Albert Bartlett, author of Getting Malthus Right
, "In general, people are inumerates, which means they are illiterate
in terms of their understanding of peak oil. Societies have grown beyond
their ability to produce food. It's common sense that we should prepare
for peak oil but this society rejects any actions."
- As I watched several of the world's top experts educate
in this movie as well as the visuals that complimented their dialogue,
I sat mesmerized at their certitude and veracity. At the same time, I had
seen with my own eyes through my world travels most of what they discussed.
I witnessed firsthand the 'dead zones' around the world in the Gulf of
Mexico, the North Sea and off the Yantze River on the coast of China where
humans spew so many chemicals into the ocean that most life cannot survive.
I've breathed the toxic air over Mexico City, LA, Shanghai, China, San
Paulo, Brazil and elsewhere. It hits home more when you've seen what most
- Dr. Joseph Tainter, author of The Collapse of Complex
Societies, "Societies become complex beyond what can be sustained.
When I see the U.S. society, I see decaying infrastructure, high military
costs; solving problems in the short run do not solve the problem. We face
loss of standard of living as well as social and political unrest."
- Dr. William Catton, author of Overshoot, "We haven't
noticed that humans are more numerous and more voracious. We changed from
the species "homo sapiens" which means "man the wise"
to "homo colossus" which means "too big an impact or race
- Richard Heinberg, author of Peak Everything, added, "There's
nothing normal going on in America today. Fossil fuels are finite and we're
drawing down that stock at a phenomenal rate of speed. This is the most
serious problem to face the human race since we became humans."
- We consume, devour, gorge and destroy just about everything
in our path. Americans burn 20 million barrels of oil daily. Worldwide,
84 million barrels daily! Every added American destroys 12.6 acres of wilderness
habitat to support his or her life. We add 3.1 million humans to the USA
annually. Within 26 years, we expect 100 million added which translates
into 1.26 billion acres of destroyed habitat. We might call ourselves "homo
- Matt Savinar, <http://www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net/>www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net
, "There's no way we can continue consuming oil. No one seems to care.
How could we be this dumb? Answer: politics and lies. People rather enjoy
and covet those that lie to give comfort in the short term.
- In the second portion of this documentary, I found myself
unable to divert my eyes from the ongoing movie while listening to the
words of the spokespersons. Each one wove a different color into the fabric
of our undoing, into the future of our children, into the very essence
of life on earth.
- Derrick Jensen, author of The Culture of Make Believe,
"We make believe that we can have infinite human growth and the age
of oil will last forever. We have to make believe that we can kill a planet
and still live on it."
- Obtain DVD: www.blindspotdoc.com