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The 11th Hour – Useful Hints for Saving the Earth

The film documents the serious problems facing the earth’s life systems. Global warming, deforestation, mass species extinction, and depletion of the oceans’ resources are all focused on. The film’s premise is that the future of humanity is in threat. Experts interviewed stressed the fact that human involvement in the fight against global warming is mandatory. This is due to the fact that the increased human consumerism is pinned down as the main cause of climate change in the movie. The role of humans in the destruction of the environment is explained from the viewpoint of several different professional fields: environmental scientists, oceanographers, economic historians, medical specialists, etc.

Its message is potent and delivered effectively. The introduction of the film is essentially a sad story, recounting the innumerable sins perpetrated against the environment (pollution, deforestation, over-mining resources), the reasons behind it (corporate greed, faulty public policy, bad leadership, ignorance), and what it means for the human race. In the closing, the movie tilts the mood upward, with a spirited discussion of solutions, offered by scientists, designers, and thinkers. Stirring visions of alternate energy sources, diversified transportation, enlightened governmental agendas, sustainable homes and cities, and, most importantly, more conscious consumer choices leave viewers with the obvious feeling that change is both necessary and possible. The film proposes potential solutions to these problems by calling for restorative action by the reshaping and rethinking of global human activity through technology, social responsibility and conservation. This film calls for a future now within our involvement that is both sustainable and healthier.

Global warming is an urgent issue nowadays that needs solution to be able to continue our living on the Earth. As a researcher, I will observe the consumerism behaviour. It should cover the most important aspects of the problem and present a strong argument against consumerism and human activities, which lead to this problem. The outline usually includes main aspects discussed in the research design. It should contain the notion of global warming. For example, “consumerism is the bad human behaviour that affects global warming.” The consumerism concept placed at the beginning of my research design will show the reader I am familiar with the problem.

The introduction to a research design on consumerism will include the problem analysis and thesis statement. For instance, I may write in my introduction the following: “I have come to a conclusion that excessive human consumerism has become the reasons of the constant climate change that will change our planet to the unsustainable place to live“.

The body paragraph of my work should contain at least one strong argument. However, I will use main arguments to support my thesis statement. I will show the future of our planet if global warming continues. I also will use the most vivid examples on excessive consumerism and its effects on global warming.

In the list of questions, I will ask the subject of research:

  • What is the someone ‘s experience of consumerism
  • How is consumerism perceived by the participant
  • How can we conceptualize consumerism
  • What are useful explanation or interpretation of consumerism
  • How does consumerism unfold as a process
  • What are the concomitants of consumerism
  • What sets the stage for the occurrence of consumerism
  • What facilitates consumerism
  • What inhibit consumerism
  • What are the outcomes or consequences of consumerism to global warming


Braud, W.G. (1998). Integral inquiry, complementary ways of knowing, being, and expression. In Braud, W.G. & Anderson, R. (1998). Transpersonal research methods for the social sciences: Honoring human experience. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

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