Did Earth Betray us?

Earth day ?

"EARTH DAY is the first holy day which transcends all national borders, yet preserves all geographical integrities, spans mountains and oceans and time belts, and yet brings people all over the world into one resonating accord, is devoted to the preservation of the harmony in nature and yet draws upon the triumphs of technology, the measurement of time, and instantaneous communication through space.
EARTH DAY draws on astronomical phenomena in a new way – which is also the most ancient way – using the vernal Equinox, the time when the Sun crosses the equator making night and day of equal length in all parts of the Earth. To this point in the annual calendar, EARTH DAY attaches no local or divisive set of symbols, no statement of the truth or superiority of one way of life over another. But the selection of the March Equinox makes planetary observance of a shared event possible, and a flag which shows the Earth as seen from space appropriate."
-Margaret Mead, 'Earth Day', EPA Journal,March 1978

'You look at that river gently flowing by... You notice the leaves rustling with the wind... you hear the birds... you hear the tree frogs. In the distance you hear a cow. You feel the grass. The mud gives a little bit on the river bank. It's quiet; it's peaceful ... and all of sudden, it's a gear shift inside you and it's like taking a deep breath and going ' oh yeah... i forgot about this'
- Opening monologue of 'an incoNvenienT Truth'

Don't forget to watch , 'An inconvenient trutH' , channel 411 - HBO ( Astro, Malaysia ) on April 22.

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