The BBC continues its barrage of ‘educational’ programmes on global warming for the allegedly hard of thinking among us…. ‘Expedition to the End of the World’
Not much subtlety there…much like the BBC’s title ‘Fighting The War’ for a series on the Iraq War…which had the sole purpose of painting the war in the worst light possible.
Its latest effort is a gloomy, doom laden offering capturing the thoughts and insights of a group of scientists and artists who venture into the frozen wilderness of the fjords of Greenland…or as the BBC puts it:
‘As the boat slips further away civilisation, the crew have a disturbing encounter which underlines the destructive impact of mankind.’
It’s possibly just one of God’s little jokes that the ship they sail into the fjords on can’t get back out because of an unusually large amount of sea ice.
These two quotes give you a feel for what’s in store:
‘Actually it’s life that controls earth’s geological machinery…when I figured that out I was overwhelmed. Living organisms are the main machinery in how the earth works and we’re part of the living organism. We’re the dominant ones right now.’
In other words mankind is in control…and making a bad job of it.
‘Mass extinction has happened before in the earth’s history….it’s frightening that we’re in the midst of mass extinction right now and it’s a shame that we are the ones causing it.’
Having said that, they think we are doomed but are quite phlegmatic about it…‘We’re doomed…So what?….we adapt or we are extinct…and mankind is only a short blip in the earth’s history anyway’ they suggest.
But then they are Scandanavian.