Pandora's Promise Movie Reviews
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I am sure that a lot of people will see this movie and deny the basic premise of the movie - that the human race is essentially destroying the planet. But why is it so hard for us to understand the damage we've done? I don't get that, nor do I get how people can deny climate change. The sad thing is that our species seems to have outgrown its home as it gets ever more demanding and ever more populous. The only thing left for us, the movie says, is to come up with a way to make energy resources more efficient that anything we've ever known. We can't rely on coal, gas, and electricity anymore - the only way to make things run is to go nuclear. But do we have both the willpower and the know how to do so? We may have no choice but to find out the hard way. As Joni Mitchell sand on her last album, oblivious to it all...we have poisoned everything...let it not be so. We have only one home. For now.
This is a doc**entary like others you've seen in the past like "An Inconvenient Truth" which paint a full picture of what life will be like on planet earth in just a few generations when billions more people move into what we consider a first world living standard. It's good in a sense that so many are experiencing social mobility in the right direction, but it's also troublesome because the technology has been created to accommodate all of their energy needs in a way that is sustainable for the earth. The filmmakers posit that the only real solution to this coming crisis is to have a global nuclear energy solution, but is that really feasible? Perhaps. But if not, I think Richard Hawking may have been right and the only hope for humanity is to branch out into space and look for homes on other planets. Is there anything we can do to keep Earth as our home? It's terrifying to consider the ramifications.