Green Gold


“It’s possible to rehabilitate large-scale damaged ecosystems.” Environmental film maker John D. Liu documents large-scale ecosystem restoration projects in China, Africa, South America and the Middle East, highlighting the enormous benefits to people and planet of undertaking these efforts globally.
In only 10 years, the Chinese converted an area almost the size of Belgium from fallow land to a lush, productive ecosystem that produces food.  In a changing climate and with 1 billion added to the world population every 12 years, humans will have to undertake more projects like this to avoid a widespread Malthusian crisis.
Green Gold explores ecosystem restoration projects in parts of Africa, South America, the Middle East and China; and how it benefits everyone globally.
Guided by environmentalist and documentary filmmaker John D. Liu, Green Gold takes a look at what we can do to save the Earth’s environment. By informing the general public on how we can conserve energy, help our environment grow and think green, we might have a chance to improve the quality of life for everyone. These large-scale ecosystem restoration projects are a step in the right direction.
According to John D. Liu, the general trend today is thinking sustainability and survival comes from producing things to make our life easier. But by harvesting our planet for resources, we will leave it devoid and nonfunctional. This needs to change. By creating projects on environmental care, we might get a chance at halting the process of pollution and waste on our green planet.
There is always room for change. Using science and know-how we can create lush gardens in what was otherwise thought to be wastelands. Teaching farmers how to create a stable environment will benefit them more than reaping the land for harvests. Stop people from burning down forests to get more fields by teaching them how destructive it is to the land: burning down the forests will create an arid wasteland where harvesting is hard to do.
One of the many things John D. Liu teaches, is how a lot of people aren’t emulating nature. I.E. a common thought is how herds of animals can graze to improve an environment. Relentless grazing is unnatural and destructive to an environment if done wrong, like most do.
Green Gold comes across as a thoughtful documentary on what we can do to improve our planet. The host, John D. Liu, confronts the viewers with essential questions to what we can do to help, whats being done and why the environment is still being damaged – despite all the scientific evidence that our planet suffers from it. The fact that our future generations might inherit a planet in worse condition than now is a horrible thought. The importance of conserving and taking care of nature is a “now or never” thing.
source: http://documentaryhive.com


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