Larry, Darryl and “My Other Brother” Darryl Neighbors of Fargo received the award during Gov. Doug Burgum’s “North Dakota ‘Smart’ Restart” press conference on April 28, 2020, in which the governor announced he is lifting restrictions on business that were intended to slow the spread of coronavirus and COVID-19 deaths.
Burgum noted the brothers’ tireless work out in public, getting up-close and personal with people to talk about the dangers of coronavirus.
The first and last question of the climate crisis: How long do YOU think we humans have?
Documentary Raises Green Energy Questions, Old and New
The profoundest of all the statements in the new documentary “Planet of the Humans” is the one left unspoken.
It comes in the final segment of the film, which was written, narrated and directed by self-proclaimed environmentalist and filmmaker Jeff Gibbs and produced by Academy-Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore. If the scene doesn’t leave you devastated, have someone check your pulse to make sure you’re actually a living, breathing and feeling human being.
Assuming you find proof of your humanity, then you’re also a being whose existence on planet Earth, a.k.a., “Planet of the Humans,” is intertwined with every other living thing. As such, your future existence depends on what we do to protect them, and ourselves, over the next decade.
The cousins ran like mad from the way-back yard where I’d found my Easter basket to the group of adults watching in the spring sunshine.
“Wait!” I yelled. “Stop! Oh– Wait!– No!…,” as their backs receded from me, around the corner of the house to the south side of the Jund home in Zeeland, N.D., to all my aunts, uncles, grandparents… everyone.
“Dad! Dad!” shouted a breathless cousin to one of my many uncles waiting there in the yard with their wives. “You’ll never guess what Marty got in his basket!”
The parents were already looking my way, many with smiles on their faces. Several looked at my Grandpa Ben, hiding a grin behind his hand.