Physicist Tom Murphy finds much to agree with in his review of the film: “We would keep consuming the earth until we had used it up.”
No 2722 Posted by fw, March 30, 2021“In the 1970s, we started noticing extinctions taking place right before our eyes.
Attenborough makes the point that no one wanted animals to become extinct, but that lack of awareness and a focus on personal benefits obscured the unfolding tragedy. Having largely eliminated or isolated ourselves from predators, achieved control over diseases, and mastered food to order, nothing was left to restrict or stop us. We would keep consuming the earth until we had used it up.” —Tom Murphy, Do the Math
Tom Murphy is an associate professor of physics at the University of California, San Diego. Murphy’s keen interest in energy topics began with his teaching a course on energy and the environment for non-science majors at UCSD. Following his natural instincts to educate, Murphy is eager to get people thinking about the quantitatively convincing case that our pursuit of an ever-bigger scale of life faces gigantic challenges and carries significant risks.
Below is my repost of Tom Murphy’s review of Sir David Attenborough’s new documentary, “A Life on Our Planet.” At the bottom of the repost is a SEE ALSO link to an embedded excerpt from a November 2011 video of a lecture by Murphy.
But first, by way of introduction to Sir David’s new film, here is the Official Trailer.
David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet | Official Trailer | Netflix (2:00-Min)
To read Tom Murphy’s review of this stunning new film, click on the following linked title.
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