September 25, 2011
This short trailer raises more questions than it answers and I will be watching the whole film when it is released on 11/11/11.
Here's the blurb:
"THRIVE lifts the veil on what's REALLY going on in our world by following the money upstream -- uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives. Weaving together breakthroughs in science, consciousness and activism, THRIVE offers real solutions, empowering us with unprecedented and bold strategies for reclaiming our lives and our future"
The industry I have worked in for over 20 years is accused of trashing or eradicating potential new energy sources. Their biggest problem with these new sources? They are free.
Big Oil & Gas is worth trillions. It employs millions. And just about all of us need its products. Looking around my office, I can see that every thing in it has either used oil (or its derivatives) to be manufactured or transported so that I can use it. A highly useful substance, is oil.
We would not have made the progress we did make in the last 150 years without it. No question about that at all.
But is there something better, cleaner, cheaper?
The film will tell us in October. Keep an eye out for it.
I have a stake in the status quo. I really need the O&G industry to thrive itself for the next 15-20 years until I retire. It has provided a good living. It keeps a roof over my head, it puts food on the table, it has educated one of my sons, and it will soon be paying for my youngest sons education. As an aside, it has transported me to over 75 countries and has enriched my life in ways I cannot count.
It has been an adventure. Perhaps selfishly, I do not want that adventure to stop just yet, but I love change. I know that we have made some fantastic discoveries in the last several hundred years, and oil allowed us to do that: it allowed us to travel to the stars, and to the depths of the deepest oceans. It plays a part in almost everyones life every single day, yet I hope I am around to see the new sources of energy carry my kids, their kids, and their kids forward into a bright new future.
That's always assuming, of course, that the much discussed X Class Flare doesn't mess us up too much. Note that most of the worlds leadership are hiding away for the next five to seven days. What do they know that they aren't sharing with us peons?
As with everything else, time will tell.
PS-tip of the beret to my pal JB on Twitter for the link.