The 11th Hour Summary
Drought. Famine. Severe flooding. Record rainfall. Hurricanes. Acid rain. The highest average temperatures in recorded history. Catastrophe is reported on the nightly news as isolated incidents. But are these incidents isolated, or pieces of a larger global puzzle that could unlock humanity's future? In the history of the planet, humanity's time on earth has been short--but powerful. The human drive to ensure its own survival, and quality of life, has revolutionized industry, science, nutrition and medicine. But it has also effected unprecedented changes in the delicate balance that makes life on earth possible. However, are these changes to the earth permanent? Or are they puzzle pieces that, if connected, reveal a larger story that needs to be told--a human story that takes into account: who we are and the state of our relationship to this planet, our only home. We are in an environmental age whether we like it or not.