The five videos I watched for this assignment were Gratitude, Stephen Hawking’s Time Capsule, David Suzuki Force of Nature – We are the Air – We share Breath, David Sazuki’s Time Capsule, and Nature is everywhere- we just need to learn to see it.
Louie Schwartzberg’s TED TALK “Gratitude” is a cinematographer whose career spans of months providing amazing imagery using his time-lapse cinematography techniques. Schwartzberg tells stories that celebrate life and reveal the mysteries and wisdom of nature, people and places. His video personally inspired me and opened my heart. I believe beauty is nature’s tool for survival because we protect what we love.
Stephen Hawking’s Time Capsule video states a very important message that as technology progresses, we destroy ourselves. Why is that? Well, he states that humans are destroying the planet by global warming and climate change.
David Suzuki Force of Nature states the care about the planet and the future of the species and seems to believe, despite his words, that we still have time to save ourselves if we act immediately. However, he doesn’t state how we can save ourselves, he declares that we are the environment. He says that we are the air we breathe and the water we drink, and that we are ultimately one another, as we recycle the same elements. But, he doesn’t really analyze the dark side of human nature. What he says he sees in the future is very scary. The world population has grown exponentially and now threatens to exhaust the finite resources that we take for granted and carelessly contaminate.
In David Suzuki’s other video he clearly states about the importance for survival and life is having clean air, water, soil and energy. All living things are related and how humans are biological creatures.
Emma Marris’s TED talk opened my eyes and helped me realize that I want to live and have the gift of an accessible nature, to look at a vacant lot and see that it’s not empty but instead filled with dozens of different plants and thousands of insects. No one planned this outbreak of the natural world, but it’s there for all of us to enjoy. And a place where children can run and laugh and play among the butterflies, find ants or a slug in the dirt, pick a few pretty flowers among what some might call weeds.