The world was alerted to global warming several decades ago by a document signed by 1700 of the world’s leading scientists and the majority of all nobel laureates in science at the time.
1992 World Scientists' Warning to Humanity
It stated in simple terms that human activities, if unchecked were dooming the ability of humans to live on this planet and gave many tangible actions to take to avert the disaster – giving us about 1 or 2 decades before it was too late.
Uh oh! The two decades are up!
It was not reported on and it was ignored by the media, the politicians and an entire generation.
Why our relationship to nature is the most important thing above anything and why our ability to imagine the future and avert perilous paths is so critical but which has failed us in this time of greatest need to react is the subject of an excellent lecture by Dr. David Suzuki, a biologist, author,environmental activitist, professor and science and documentary television personality. You can watch a low tech video of this lecture from 2008 recorded at Concordia University in Montreal.
I encourage everyone to watch it and to aid and encourage the youth of today to reconnect with nature and realize the vital importance to all things in our relationship to the life forces of the planet.
We may have failed the next generations by being asleep but while there is still time, we have a duty to prepare the next generation for the mess we’ve left behind and to ensure that the next generation takes the action necessary which world leaders are not likely to do without grassroots action.
The first few minutes are of some speeches of local action at concordia. David Suzuki starts about 1/3 of the way in.
-- Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves. - Thoreau