The Age of Stupid: You Tube
The Age of Stupid: You Tube
September 18, 2014 Aquaponics No Comments

We always take an active interest in environmental concerns, and as such have been so struck by the film ‘The Age of Stupid.’ This film was actually released in 2009 so we are coming to it rather late, however we have been making our way through some of the fascinating documentaries on Films for Action – if you haven’t heard of it then check it out!

The film focus is on climate change. Oscar nominated Pete Postlethwaite plays an old man in the year 2055, where the world is in ruins and humankind has been largely wiped out. Postlethwaite has stored all of the world’s greatest achievements – every work of art, every book and every film in ‘The Global Archive’ located in the (melted) arctic, in the hope that we will be remembered if Earth is ever habitable again. The film is a mixture of him musing on where things all went wrong for us, interspersed with documentary clips displaying the decline of the environment.

Perhaps one of the most poignant parts comes towards the end of the film, at 1:17:59 minutes.

We wouldn’t be the first life form to wipe itself out. But what would be unique about us is that we did it knowingly. What does this say about us? The question I’ve been asking is ‘why didn’t we save ourselves when we had the chance.’

We are proud that our involvement in aquaponics is a step in the right direction for mother earth – after all, we are working with nature to create new ecosystems that can feed more people, and that can cope with changing weather conditions that will inevitably occur with global warming getting increasingly out of control.

The biggest problem with today’s world is that so much of what we do is driven by greed. People have become very good at profiting from the earth but not protecting it. Aquaponics poses such a unique opportunity for potential businesses as growers can enjoy great profits, whilst also playing a vital part in the future of mankind.

Watch the film on YouTube here:

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Pippa Woodhead
Written by Pippa Woodhead
Being a health-nut, London born Pippa has struggled to adjust to the lack of availability of lettuce and kale since re-locating to India. Previously naive to the extent of the worlds food struggles, she has now become obsessed with sustainability in food production and especially in India where it needs it the most (plus she’s also hoping to get her hands on some kale any day now). When she’s not writing for Aquaponics in India, she is usually found with her head in a book or in the kitchen experimenting with new vegetarian recipes.