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Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives - Trailer

A compelling new documentary exploring the noticeably under-reported issue of the environmental impacts of war. Confronts the immensely broad ecological ramifications of everything from technological development and natural resource exhaustion to weapons testing and modern warfare itself. Falling water tables, shrinking forest cover, declining species diversity - all presage ecosystems in distress. These trends are now widely acknowledged as emanating from forces of humanitys own making: massive population increases, unsustainable demands on natural resources, species loss, and ruinous environmental practices. Ironically however, war, that most destructive of human behaviors, is commonly bypassed.

In all its stages, from the production of weapons through combat to cleanup and restoration, war is comprised of elements that pollute land, air, and water, destroy biodiversity and entire ecosystems, and drain our limited natural resources. Yet the environmental damage occasioned even by preparation for war, not to mention war itself, is routinely underestimated, underreported, and even ignored. This outstanding, timely, new film explores the crucial need for public scrutiny of the ecological impact of war and reminds us of the importance of accountability and sustainability not in spite of global conflict, but because of it.

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Comment by Michael Grove on December 9, 2010 at 16:48
Comment by Michael Grove on February 14, 2011 at 21:02

Article 55 of Protocol 1

Additional to the Geneva Convention of 1949

Care shall be taken in warfare to protect the

natural environment against widespread,

long term, severe damage.


The USA has decided to take exception to this particular article,

since signing up to this Protocol !!!??? - WONDER WHY?
Comment by Michael Grove on February 17, 2011 at 11:52

The REALITY of WAR and the consequences thereof seen through the "eye of escher" (look closely);


Comment by Michael Grove on October 26, 2011 at 10:05

Where do good ideas come from?


as of 11/11/2011 - THE very best IDEAS come from HERE

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