This past week while doing some work related research, I stumbled across this article, titled, Emma Watson: Noah left me exhausted, delirious and ill. The article covers a situation that occurred on set of her new movie, Noah. Noah’s director, Darren Aronofsky considers himself to be so environmentally-conscious that he wouldn’t allow anyone to use plastic water bottles during filming – this rule also applied to the actors.
Aronofsky’s environmental rules were not ideal for anyone on the set and actually caused actress Emma Watson to become ill after consuming stagnant water. Watson had this to say about the incident:
Everything we used had to be recycled or recyclable. Having no water bottles on set at five in the morning, when you’re exhausted and delirious, wasn’t ideal.
I was so tired one morning I picked up a mug from my trailer and drank some stagnant water that had been there for the duration – so three months. I was so ill.
She added: “I came in the next day and was like, ‘Darren, I don’t think I can do this, I’m really sick’. He was like, ‘Use it for the scene’. And I turned round to the bus and was like, ‘Is he joking? He’s joking, right?’ and there was deadly silence.”
This is a common theme among radical environmentalists – especially from my friends at Earth First – who, like their name suggests, will always put earth first, despite detrimental consequences to human health. I guess my question is, for what? Plastic water bottles were designed to make our lives easier and when properly disposed of through recycling, they become a non-issue. Wouldn’t recycling have been a better alternative to an outright ban of plastic bottles on set?
This is something we see time and time again from radical, left-wing, environmentalists. Despite technological advances in plastic manufacturing and recycling technology there was no compromise for Aronofsky and human health suffered because of it.
It’s important to understand that right now there are large, radical, environmental groups waging war on resource extraction, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and you guessed it, bottled water. The kicker here? These things have actually improved human health and increased life expectancy.
Unfortunately these radical groups share a similar mindset with Aronofsky and are calling for outright bans as opposed to beneficial compromises. These bans will not only leave us with higher living costs but human health will also suffer.
I remember in grade school when being green meant creating a flower pot from an empty milk carton, but things have changed. Below is a video from a website that recently launched, www.BigGreenRadicals.com give it a watch to better understand the new ‘Big Green.’
We all want to take care of the environment, but there has to be a balance between taking care of mother nature and taking care of our actual mothers.