I had the incredible honour of interviewing Col. Chris Hadfield for my documentary on climate change in the Arctic and its impact on the Inuit. My favourite quote from the interview:
“It is always far easier to believe something than it is to understand. You can believe something in a second, and then you don’t have to do any more effort. You don’t have to think. You don’t have to do the research. You don’t have to work. You can just believe something. But if you build the premises of your life on uninformed belief, then you’re going to make terrible decisions. Ignorance is blissful but ignorance is a terrible way to go through life.
The real key [to solving climate change] is education and awareness and understanding. What is it that is changing? Why do 97% of scientists in the world say it is changing?
As a young Canadian you have the job of learning.”
The documentary, 400PPM will be released in the beginning of November at http://www.mayab.ca/400ppm