Gain a new perspective on earth science with a look at volcanoes through the eyes of Werner Herzog. In typical style, his foray into this topic goes beyond plate tectonics and molten rock; it’s somehow more of a film about the human condition than anything else. From tribal rituals to North Korean propaganda, this tour exposes how our dynamic planet shapes our lives. Here’s the trailer. It’s worth a view:
Available on Netflix beginning this Friday, the 14th. I’m looking forward to it.
For a personal side to the on-going pipeline debate, and an example of extreme dedication to an environmental cause, read about the staging of a forest canopy resistance movement here and check the trailer for the documentary below.
Totally worth seeing.
I spent a season long ago as a botanist on the Carrizo Plain, one of the coolest landscapes I have ever encountered, so I was a bit dismayed this week that it’s National Monument status might be up for revision by the new presidential administration. Then I read that Patagonia (yes, the retailer) was standing up to the attack on monuments (read about it here). It brought to mind one of the most significant and impacting films I have seen about adventure and the environment, 180° South.
This film can’t be released soon enough.
Today, early term online environmental science courses at Mt San Jacinto College are coming to an end. As a bit of parting inspiration, check out this beautiful film about one of the most important, adventurous and groundbreaking scientists of our time, Sylvia Earle.