I just watched Al Gore's documentary entitled An Inconvenient Truth now out in DVD.
This movie will change your life. It had that effect on me. It's a compelling call to action.
Famed movie critic Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times says about the movie:
In 39 years, I have never written these words in a movie review, but here they are: You owe it to yourself to see this film. If you do not, and you have grandchildren, you should explain to them why you decided not to.
The RottenTomatoes.com website gives this movie a 92% positive rating which is about as high a rating as any movie will receive.
Have you seen this movie? If not I urge you to go out RIGHT NOW and rent it or buy it.
If you're a teacher then show this movie to your students. The movie's website has an area just for educators HERE
If you're a parent watch this movie as a family (that's what we did).
As I watched the movie I began to wonder if global warming is THE crisis that the Millennial Generation ("hero" generation) will be confronting. Not familiar with generational history? CLICK HERE to learn about more about it.
The challenge of reversing global warming is HUGE and will demand an intense amount of teamwork.
Reversing global warming will require a shift in consciousness. Mankind must make the shift from lack consciousness to abundance consciousness.
Lack consciousness perpetuates fear. Lack consciousness says there is never enough. It promotes the idea that there is a pie and if you get a big slice then someone else will get a small slice (if they get a slice at all). Lack consciousness says there is a finite amount of oil and we (USA) must protect our oil interests.
Abundance consciousness does away with the concept of a pie. Where as lack consciousness perpetuates fear, abundance consciousness advances love. Abundance consciousness provides a peaceful answer. Oil? How much do we need it if every car runs on electricity (or some other renewable energy)?
When two people meet (when two ideas meet) and one holds a consciousness of fear and the other love - - it is love that ALWAYS wins out.
Teamwork, when it's taught consciously, advance abundance consciousness.
At one point in An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore says many who view his presentation become depressed and then move to a place of giving up. People see the enormity of the challenge and don't see how they can overcome the obstacles. When Gore said this I instantly knew of a teambuilding game that could help a group of students (or adults) experience how to take action AND experience success regardless of the obstacles.
The teambuilding game is called Hole Tarp and you can watch a video clip of high school students playing the game HERE. You'll even find complete and detailed directions on how to lead it.
Use the Hole Tarp teambuilding activity to help a group take action together and really understand what it means to move forward together.
CLICK HERE to view a short presentation of Al Gore sharing what we can do to avert a global climat crisis.