WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017
Eric Lee, A-SOCIATED PRESS
TOPICS: QUESTIONS, FROM THE WIRES, ON THE NATURE OF THINGS
TUCSON (A-P) — The eight part series, A Planet for the Taking with David Suzuki by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation also aired on PBS and elsewhere. The initial broadcast averaged 1.8 million viewers per epsiode, recieved an award from the UN, and, not unlike the best selling book Limits to Growth, was forgotten after a few fine words were spoken. Concerns were expressed by Suzuki, questions of an inconvient nature asked, and we the people, those who thought about 'it' at all, didn't like the cognitive dissonance. The 1985 series was pre-post-truth and so could risk not being entertaining/feel-good. Watch it and weap, or better—think.
There are no transcripts available. Volunteers are needed to step up to the plate. Pick one and transcribe. Share and a copy will appear here. A transcript is searchable and quotable. Scholars should be able to highlight, copy, paste, and cite, so start paragraphs with a time mark. Someday expect a book titled We Told You So to at least briefly be a bestseller. If someone has better source tapes and can make better digitized versions, do so and share. Also, expect a video in the future with hundreds of scientists and scholars appearig for a few seconds saying "I told you so..." We need to collect the clips now from those still with us. Someone needs to 'make it happen'. Many who signed the 1992 World Scientists' Warning to Humanity are dead, so CGI geeks need to reserect them to say, "I told you so." When the teachable moment comes, such a video might go viral and make a differece.
Part 1: Human Nature by William Whitehead.
Part 2: Mythmakers by William Whitehead.
Part 3: Subdue the Earth by John Livingston.
Part 4: Who Needs Nature by John Livingston.
Part 5: The Ultimate Slavery by John Livigston.
Part 6: Improving on Nature by ?.
Part 7: At War with Death by David Suzuki.
Part 8: The Runaway Brain by William Whitehead.