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The Red Pill or The Blue Pill?

In the movie, The Matrix, Keanu Reeves’ character, Neo, observes his current life and senses foreboding, a palpable feeling that something else is unfolding around him to which he and everyone else is oblivious.  Later, he is contacted by those that “know” and he is offered the choice between gaining knowledge and freedom by understanding…

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Two Years, 250 Hours of Footage and 50,000 Miles Later

What’s Next?   Two years ago, I embarked on a mission to produce a feature length documentary about mankind’s impact on planet Earth.  At the time, I felt humanity was sleepwalking into a disaster of epic proportions for us and all of earth’s creatures.  Diving with marine biologists in Japan, spending a day with an oyster…

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The Last Straw?

The Last Straw? The news about straw bans sucks the attention away from the reality of our environmental emergencies including climate change and overpopulation. 8 Billion Angels Executive Producer Terry Spahr puts it in perspective in this op/ed piece recently published in The Revelator, an online news and ideas initiative of the Center for Biological…

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Earth Day – April 22 

Is Earth Day Off Its Axis? Earth Day is the largest civic-focused day of action in the world. It is a global event with more than an estimated 1 billion people in 192 countries raising awareness of environmental issues.  But would the founder of Earth Day be happy at the current state of this worldwide…

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The Academy Award Doesn’t Go to… The Inconvenient Truth About Renewable Energy

At the the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Award Ceremony this year, one film thought to be an odds-on favorite was conspicuously absent. Despite its big budget, bankable star and blockbuster marketing campaign, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” ended a disappointing run as the follow-up to the critically-acclaimed 2006 original film, “An…

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8 Billion Angels Travels to India

As soon as I stepped off the plane, I tasted acrid air thick with smoke from burning trash, smoldering rice fields, charcoal cooking fires, and exhaust from the legion of motorbikes, tuk tuks and trucks clogging the streets of Delhi, India. Delhi is considered the 3rd largest city (behind Tokyo-Yakahama and Jakarta) in the world…

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