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Planet Earth!

Planet Earth!Posted by Jean Dar Sat, September 10, 2016 13:19:33

The first post in the new categorie - Planet Earth!

I found it necessary to add a new categorie to Ad Astra that will focus on our planet and what we are doing with it as human beings. It could be a wake-up call for those who still don't believe that humans are fueling (in its literal meaning) Global Warming, and eradicating life on our planet in an industrial scale.

The sixth mass extinction is probably going to be triggered by humans and the signs are found all around us, on every continent, in the air, in the seas and on land, as post here at Ad Astra will show. Huge financial profits are made by a few by rapidly changing and destroying for all life on earth. As a consumer one might not always be aware of what the products are made of, and the impact one could have by using Gillette products, L'oreal cosmetiques, baby food from Nestlé, having a bar of chocolate or a bowl of noodles containing palm tree oil.

I have been to Malaysian Borneo, and I saw only two wild Orangutans along the Kinabatangang river, but far more in the Orangutan sactuary in Sandakan where the traumaised red apes where being looked after. The palm tree plantations sometimes reached all the way to the Kinabatangang river itself, isolating animals in patches of forest. And when flying across Borneo one can really see what humans have done to what once was a vast tropical rain forest - turned it into a plantation, and killing all of its unique flora and fauna in the process.

The full-length film pictured here is made by filmmaker Patrick Rouxel and was released in 2012. He once stated in an interview: "As a species we are the biggest criminals on the planet. Every day we rape the planet, shed blood and cause suffering."

Editorial Review:

"Her name is GREEN, she is alone in a world that doesn't belong to her. She is a female orangutan, victim of deforestation and resource exploitation. This film is an emotional journey with GREEN's final days. With no narration, it is a visual ride presenting the devastating impacts of logging and land clearing for palm oil plantations, the choking haze created by rainforest fires and the tragic end of rainforest biodiversity. We watch the effects of consumerism and are faced with our personal accountability in the loss of the world's rainforest treasures. Multi award winning. Copyright free for all screenings at no charge."

- While adding the new categorie Planet Earth!, I removed the categorie Art with all posts.

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