Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Idea That May Save the World

It’s hard not to suspect you’re delusional when you think you’ve produced the video that may save the world. I suppose all I can do is put it out there and let history judge.

The ten-minute home video is called “How It All Ends,” and is the result of hundreds of hours of research and production, stemming from an earlier video I produced, titled “The Most Terrifying Video You’ll Ever See.” “The Most Terrifying Video”, posted on the web six months ago, made a novel argument for taking action on global climate change, and has garnered over 4 million views on various websites. Reading the 6000+ comments on that video—most of them critical—allowed me to hone my argument, so that now it is—as far as I’ve been able to tell—undeniable. Repackaged in “How It All Ends,” the argument is backed up by over 6 hours of “expansion pack” videos, anticipating and answering every single objection that I’ve been able to elicit from skeptics. Sounds impossible, yes. But then, I’ve been maniacally thorough.

So I submit it for your consideration. Perhaps after viewing it, you’ll be moved to publicize it. Because what we really need is nothing less than a change in our culture, to prompt large-scale policy changes, in order to reduce the likelihood of catastrophic climate change.

I think that the factors for a wholesale change in culture are in place. And I think the ideas presented in my little video may very well be the pebble that sets off the avalanche.

But then again, we agreed I might be delusional. ☺

Check it out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF_anaVcCXg
or wonderingmind42.com or manpollo.org and judge for yourself. (Those last two websites are not created or managed by me.)

The press so far:
* AM 940 Montreal (hey—it’s got to start somewhere, right?)
* The HuffingtonPost (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-tonello/you-tube-can-make-a-dif_b_72497.html)
* The Toronto Star (http://www.thestar.com/article/281733)

Coming up:
* A feature article in The Oregonian (Portland)
* A commentary piece by me in The Oregonian (At their request! Cool!)
* A piece in the Christian Science Monitor (the reporter is meeting with me later this week)

Wouldn’t it be cool if this were the Rosa Parks moment? A long shot for sure, but what’s to lose?

I can be contacted at wonderingmind42@gmail.com

Really—isn’t it worth the ten minutes to check out the video that might save the world (I mean—us)? Thank you for your time and consideration.