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The film Revolution picks up from where Rob Stewart’s Sharkwater  tour ends. Sharkwater, a film about saving the sharks, was successful in raising awareness within the conservation movement and prompted shark fin bans and the creation of dozens of conservation groups around the globe. A student at a Hong Kong screening of Sharkwater asked Stewart why save the sharks when we are really facing something much bigger – we’re on the verge of losing the oceans the sharks live in. Stewart’s focus is now on saving people. The title of his most recent book is Save the Humans.

Rob Stewart, movie Revolution

Revolution is a film about changing the world. It’s no longer about saving the oceans, it’s about saving ourselves.

In an effort to uncover the truth and find the secret to saving the ecosystems we depend on for survival, Stewart embarks on a life-threatening adventure. From the coral reefs in Papua New Guinea and deforestation in Madagascar to the largest and most destructive environmental project in history in Alberta, Canada, he reveals that all of our actions are interconnected and that environmental degradation, species loss, ocean acidification, pollution and food/water scarcity are reducing the Earth’s ability to house humans. How did this happen, and what will it take to change the course that humanity has set itself on?

Travelling the globe to meet with the dedicated individuals and organizations working on a solution, Stewart finds encouragement and hope, pointing to the revolutions of the past and how we’ve evolved and changed our course in times of necessity. If people were informed about what was really going on, they would fight for their future — and the future of other generations. From the evolution of our species to the revolution to save it, Stewart and his team take viewers on a groundbreaking mission into the greatest war ever waged.

Watch the Official Trailer ~ Revolution

Published on Feb 25, 2013
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What are your thoughts after viewing this video? Do you feel threatened and afraid? Or are you hopeful that humanity will return to common sense and deal with this life-threatening issue. Will we save our oceans? Can we save ourselves?

Or are we in over our head? 

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Radical, Rolly! Raymond William said, “To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair convincing.” Felix Finkbeiner is the most radical kid / person I know of. We all need to be Felix Finkbeiner, and drop everything, pull out all the stops …. today. Can THAT happen?

  2. Doug – Thanks for the comment. I like Raymond William’s quote. There are days I’m not very hopeful when I witness the inaction and lack of urgency among our world leaders.

    I must confess to not knowing who Felix Finkbeiner is but will check him out.

  3. How can we start over again when we are nearing the end? This world is like death, no second chances. We must fix it before it kills us. Politicians don’t care. That is why they want Mars explored and want to know if it can hold human life in there. So when our world gets f’ed up and ready to blow they sit in their ready rocket ship to Mars while they leave us all behind to face the doom of the world. Don’t trust any politician. They have a back door plan placed for themselves and friends. To the World and its survivors.

  4. Nelson,

    The politicians can’t agree on anything. So how will they decide who gets on that rocket ship to Mars? On a more serious note, I doubt there will be enough time left to colonize Mars before the Earth systems begin to shut down.

    Thanks for the comment

  5. Man will survive. Not because he is the strongest, or even the smartest, but because he is the most adaptable. His ability to alter his environment, the thing that got him in trouble to start with, will be his salvation. It’s happened before. Man didn’t create the monolithic structures in Peru, Egypt, and many other places, with bronze and stone tools. He simply moved into the most suitable shelter available, and succeeding generations forgot the destruction that caused it to be vacant. One day our genetic lineage will crawl out of the cave or stone structure they took refuge in and begin planting instead of foraging and the cycle will start over. I would like to think that we are reasonable enough to recognize a precipice before we step off from it, but not much evidence exists to support that hope. Even teetering as we are, we attempt to maintain momentum forward into the abyss.

  6. Keith – very interesting perspective.

    I do agree that man will survive any mass extinction there may be. That said, there will be much fewer than the 7 billion humans we now have. Adaptability, as you indicate, may consist of a return to the pre-technological lifestyle which existed hundreds of years ago.

    On the other hand, we may discover that “silver bullet” that will allow us to manipulate the environment even further and geo-engineer our way out of the mess we have created. Unfortunately survival will be the preoccupation of our grandchildren. We are around to begin witnessing the effects of what we have allowed to happen. The degradation of the planet has happened largely on our watch – the boomers and the generation which preceded them.

    I don’t agree that “we are reasonable enough to recognize a precipice before we step off from it”. World leaders, the people we elect for the most part, do not see past the next election. Their shortsightedness is leading to disastrous repercussions.

    Thanks for your comment.

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