Nature Is Speaking – Edward Norton is The Soil | Conservation International (CI)


I am the soil. I am in the hills, and in the valleys, the farms, the orchards. Without me humans could not exist. But you treat me like dirt. Do you realize that I am just a thin skin
on this planet? And that I’m actually alive? Full of organisms that grow your food. But I am broken, aching, overused, sick. Because of you. You have withered me away to less than half of what I used to be just over 100 years ago. Are you paying attention? I am turning to dust. So maybe you could treat me with a little more respect. I suppose you still want to eat, right?

100 comments

  • I am Jack's sense of serious guilt. 

  • This is unconscious propaganda against humanity. Nature actually does need people and we also need it, it's mutual.

  • I am Jack's smirking revenge.

  • We can mostly thank Monsanto for ruining the soil. We need to go back to organic farming to save the soil and our food sources. GMOs are not only killing us, they're killing the planet.

  • Cascade Mineral Products

    Broken. Aching. Overused. Sick. We must stop treating our soil like dirt!  #NatureIsSpeaking  Are we listening?

  • #NatureIsSpeaking

  • yeah monsanto this is aimed at you

  • I found these Reader's Digest articles where organs speak in the first person… "I am Jack's liver…" Haha sorry Mr. Norton I can't take that Fight Club scene out of my mind! This speech right here is great though.

  • Gah! Why is this NOT captioned??

  • Jormungandr The World Serpent

    I am Jack's depleted resources.

  • Beautiful.. Let's all do more to honor nature and help clean up our disrespect. <3

  • Excellent! We are revolting creatures who are greedy and selfish.  We take what we can get out of nature and care very little how we treat it. The soil, we transform so much of it into concrete, cutting out small business gardens in favour of the big box business who are growing food by poisoning the land and thus the produce. 
    Thank you CI for creating this video.  Shared!

  • The aliens have put us here on this Earth, in this galaxy, to learn about and take care of the Earth. But as time goes by, people start creating these Gods and Goddesses, religions, money, everything out of Earth, they believe they have dominion over Nature, but they fail to realize that Nature has dominion over us and we need to protect it, even from ourselves.

  • Meteorite's sound

    I command all people to ask Barry Gibb (beegees) to speak as one of the element!!!

  • To save the soil please let's go organic.  Ban GMOs and all the pesticides & herbicides they use.  Lets grow healthier food by taking care of our soil and not using all the chemicals we are dumping into it.

  • Wow! In just one and a quarter minutes this video nails it. My attempt at composting is small scale and will not affect the bigger picture but I am doing it for me, on my patch, and it makes me feel good.

  • Music was louder than his speech in this vdo

  • All of these films are EXCELLENT – I believe they need to be on Primetime TV so billions of people see them, the whole world needs to hear this message and then change their relationship with Nature from taking & destroying to respecting & healing.

  • P.S. notice how all the apocalyptic, desolate shots are in the desert. Yeah it's dry there. Show me some soil from northern Ireland. Bet it looks nice and healthy.

  • This message brought to you by an environmental organization that has links with corporations such as BP, Cargill, Chevron, Monsanto and Shell.

    Feel bad yet? Well then, let's all pay a carbon taxes to the same financial institutions that run these major corporations. If not less I'll tell them to fuck off.

    Most of the major pollution comes from these same major corporations that want to blame it on the population. This message was made for. Do you feel bad yet. I hope not

  • Dear Soil…I am very sorry for my behavior. I was at a Christmas party and had a few too many drinks and don't recall any of it. I know that isn't an excuse but it will never ever happen again. If we can work through this I promise to put more coffee grounds and egg shells in my compost. please forgive me.

  • Many Thanks. A call to more growers and investors to plant productive ecosystems that yield health-promoting food, build soil, and give homes to as many living organisms as possible.

  • This short video is misleading in that nature does need man to restore that which we have depleted and/or destroyed.  Leaving damaged soil to nature to fix doesn't work.  In fact, it has been proven that the practice of doing nothing only compound the erosion.

    Permaculture and restorative agriculture practices, when properly applied, improve the soil conditions, add life, increase soil fertility and water retention.  Leaving the damaged soil alone is not beneficial but actually harmful.

  • Dirt is an a-hole and coward for grouping in 99% of us and not bringing attention to the actual architects of its pain.

  • Debemos de cuidar a el suelo donde vivimos

  • eddie!  The worms in the soil make a bette contribution to soil than YOU.  Just think, worms are SUPERIOR to you.

  • Maybe we should all quit our jobs, sit at home and starve to death? We are more worried about a single blade of grass than we are preserving a child in their mothers womb. God gave man dominion over the earth, top of the food chain, not below it. We as man were created in Gods image, not in creations image. We should love the creator more than creation even though yes I do love creation, but man is not less valuable than the earth. God created it, and he is in control. We need to be very afraid of loosing our rights to the earth, watch the builderburgs and see for yourselves. There is a saying on Georgie Guidestones that says: Save room for nature, and to lower the human population to 500 million. Go to the Georgia Guidestones and look it up for yourselves.

  • #NatureIsSpeaking Show her some respect!

  • Humanity is the plague, pestilence, death and war on this planet, but too arrogant to admit it.:(

  • Change the Text and say something like "when you poison me, I have nothing more than to give poison back to you. We work together. What you give I let grow for you. I am your generousity coming back to you. My poison will be washed away, but will you still be there to experience my new spring?"

  • I am Jack's soil. I feed Jack, I poison Jack, I kill Jack.

  • Great job!!

  • The human race,

    Is the stupidest species ever

    Here's my impression

    "HI! IM A HUMAN, TIME TO CUT DOWN MOST OF THE TREEE POPULATION, THEN DESTROY THE SOIL, THEN KILL ALL MARINE LIFE, THEN FUCK WITH NATURE S'MORE"

    Really? I hope we stop using oil, it's already killed dozens of animals from it spilling >:(

  • Conservation International partner with Monsanto on biodiversity protection. This is extremely problematic. Monsanto are the single greatest blockage to growing soil.

  • I wonder if the Executives and Scientists at Monsanto (including Bill Gates who is a large shareholder) and other similar chemical companies have seen these.  Perhaps they should be bombarded with links to these videos.  The soil one in particular!  Petroleum, Gas and Coal Corporations probably need to see these videos as well!  Educate the executives and decision makers who are really the ones behind destroying our planet.

  • listen

  • Daniela van Nassauw

    LOVE IT!!! AND I SPREAD IT <3 Thank you so much <3

  • Makes me want to cry, we are horrible

  • como puedo trabajar en esta organización?

  • "I am the soil… But you treat me like dirt." Now that is powerful.

  • Read this story         http://www.ncregister.com/blog/robert-barron/mother-nature-is-one-unreliable-lady/

  • Nogirl .whatsoever

    🙁 I just wanna hug all the soil until it feels good again! 🙁

  • "You have withered me to less than half of what I used to be 100 years ago…" what rubbish. Which tree hugging nut is scripting this? Someone who clearly either knows very little about the history of the earth before mankind even arrived on it or a great big liar.

  • This is gorgeous! Amazing! Wondrous ….great job. If only we were really listening!! Sharing …

  • Maria Alejandra Francisco Dos Santos

    Monsanto destroy The Soil !!!!!

  • "I am turning to dust… So maybe you could treat me respect… Supposed you wanna eat… right???"

  • Went to the comments hoping to god someone had mentioned something about Jack's soil. Was not disappointed.

  • Blankety Blankblank

    To all viewers, please be aware the Conservation International is backed by some questionable corporations, which include Monsanto, a few petro corps. and several other companies that do not use sustainable crop production. While the message is good, this organization is a corporate green washing company. I would suggest supporting groups who do not stand to profit from the very things being protested in these movies released to the public, and being propped by celebs who will do anything for a buck. http://www.conservation.org/partners/pages/default.aspx

  • Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America by Liz Carlisle is a good read about farmers seeking to replenish the soil while growing great food.

  • FUCK YOU!! DONATE YOU BILLIONS OF MONEY!!! FUCK YOU! EDWARD SATANIST!

  • Grow food forests everywhere now.
    #permaculture

  • God, I love his voice.

  • Would be far more effective if the background music hadn't become the foreground.

  • HÏPPÌĖ_ HÅPPÏÑËŚŠ

    I love these videos

  • Ellis King Directors

    Tell this to Monsanto, not the people who are left in the dark about where their food is coming from! Pesticides kill insects, that in turn kill birds, that contaminate water and eventually leave our soils poisoned. Why can't we do anything about it? Because Obama signed a protection act for Monsanto.
    http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/sign/obama_signs_monsanto_protection_act_time_to_label_gmos/

    Instead of wasting money on making videos like these back a president who REALLY believes in change!

  • please stop the abuse

  • oh god his voice <3

  • Thank you sir, I am paying attention…

  • Shweta Dhoubhadel

    now we just need matt damon as air (ahem:space) 😛

  • this is what I love about these videos. they really get to you, and give out a strong message

  • Hà Phương Nguyễn

    My gosh these wonderful videos are so underrated. Let's speard them guys !

  • please, please dont get tired of making these videos, it has a great impact and if you could only make it a little longer.😃 😃 😃

  • …Last year we had the International year of soil…still there has been very little interest. Lets ramp it up a notch. It's not hard to tap into the brains of soil scientists for the number crunching and deploy some simple, cost effective strategies to protect the fertility of our soils.

  • this gets me sad for a moment 😢😢

  • This is a strong delusion. Don't fall for this. Can't you see how they are putting down people like we are a parasite to this planet. Wake up, Wake up, before it is too late. They are trying to destroy all of us.

  • Crystal Gonzales

    He's preaching to the wrong choir.

  • Very Good, well done guys

  • Powerful message! A vegan lifestyle is the answer.

  • this, is so sad 🙁 <3

  • Stop monocropping and do permaculture arable farming instead.

  • GMO's need to go!

  • So, we do not need more chemical fertilizers, pesticides, GMOs. It brings disaster. (Radical)Solutions are: don't buy them, don't work for their producers, tell as many people as you can, let the producers shut down their business. (Smoother)Solutions are: push the corporation to innovate for more natural products (in term of agriculture products). But that smoother solution won't sustain for so long.

  • I am Jack's sad soil…

  • Great video! How did you film the scene from 0:33– 0:38?

  • I want to eat!! 😇😇😇😇😇 My two other triplets love this and I am one of the triplets too and we are together! 🙅🙅🙅

  • the ones that are left are
    Al Pacino
    Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Dwayne Johnson
    Vin Deisel

  • so nature hates us because we are doing right things we need these things to make houses but they are like DUDE STOP KILLIN ME BRUH im like sigh….. -.-

  • Desperate times call for desperate measures. I support a move to eliminate climate changer deniers, they are a burden to this planet.

  • It’s Sara Aubi

    You are right people treat you like dirt and you give them Vegetables and fruits and weed people might need you but you don't need them

  • i lern this in school

  • 25 you treat me like dirt

  • Joshua Greenslade

    Humans Should just Leave Nature alone

  • How can we not step on you???

  • But…. You are dirt….

  • wat is teh song

  • Go Vegan. Go Paleo. Just go take care of the soil. Industrial Ag burns about 23 percent of global oil and gas supplies, and is apparently responsible for more than half of global greenhouse-gas emissions, and 80 percent of fresh-water resource use. The petro-chemical addatives–fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides–kill the life of the soil and destroys its tilth. This is what causes 'dust bowl' phenomena–this plus global warming. Bring your food source home to local and support those farmers who farm regeneratively. Join a CSA, grow some of your own food, pull your monies from stocks and other non-local investmenst and invest in 0% loans to young farmers. You want to eat, don't you?

  • 😢😢😢😢😥😤😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢

  • Nature speaking ,yea. Right
    Nature doesn’t play 💩 grappy music bro
    Go and sit under a tree 🌲 bro

  • First pictures are of GE YES GE CORN 🌽

  • Simply amazing!

  • i have not went to your website yet but the drama is so condescending . i have come upon research that has the solution to the fear mongers of global warming and the punishers who ride around in their jet planes .not to mention the scientist [and i use that term sparingly] who messed it up and now proclaim they can fix it . true holistic organic farmers are aligning on social media to bring the truth to the masses and of course they are made fun of but they have taken the course of least resistance . in the next few years you will be able to hold the TRUTH in your hands [actually your phone] and FUCK all the know it alls because words are meaningless without FACTS and we all have been LIED TO!! for centuries !! nutritional value is pretty simple – how healthy is the food your eating? nobody mentions it because it is the deception of the 'big farm industry' which has lost 60% and more of the nutritional value of ALL the food you eat!! these guys DO have the answers to global warming , human health and government control !! surf the web with these guys and rejoice!! https://youtu.be/jcry7WU0rFM

    https://youtu.be/uS6ynS0LLA4

    https://youtu.be/ZTpYG0rAhBQ

    https://youtu.be/jT-653dp19M

    https://youtu.be/a5qQatQQ3-0

    DEAR WORLD ,

    I AM ON A MISSION FROM GOD! ! GLOBAL WARMING IS A BIG PROBLEM BUT THE ANSWER TO THE PROBLEM IS HELD IN THE HANDS OF THESE FARMERS ! ! THE ABOVE VIDS ARE THE PEOPLE SPREADING THE T R U T H . GOVERNMENT IS NOT THE ANSWER . AS A MATTER OF FACT , THEY WILL NOT LEAD OR FOLLOW TO THE SOLUTION ! BIG BUSINESS/FARM WILL LOOK DOWN THEIR NOSE AT YOU . SCIENTIST/UNIVERSITIES WILL MAKE MORE PROBLEMS!

    NUTRIENT DENSITY IS THE GOAL AND THEY ARE THE ABSOLUTE LEADERS . THEY ARE RIGHT NOW PRODUCING THE MOST NUTRITIOUS FOOD ON EARTH AND ' OPEN SHARE' ALL OF THEIR KNOWLEDGE

    I ASK YOU IF YOU BELIEVE THE FOREST WILL GROW ON IF WE WERE TO PERISH THEN THESE VIDS ARE WORTH THE TIME TO WATCH . IF YOU WANT TO SHUT THE GLOBAL ALARMIST UP THESE ARE WORTH WATCHING !! IF YOU DO NOT WANT THE NEXT GENERATIONS TO SUFFER HEALTH AFFLICTIONS DUE TO POOR NUTRITION THIS IS WORTH WATCHING .

  • Tammy Leeder Whitaker

    I listen!

  • Well guess what we’ll die when where 100 just like u

  • Absolutely fantastic idea to deliver the message in such a creative way, but what about animals and fish? definitely they should create videos about animals and fish as well

  • Leeann hell yeah man

    Protest save the soil save the soil save the soil

  • ceddin deden! bastığın yerleri toprak diyerek geçme tanı!

  • Hernán Bernal Ortiz

    Nature doesn´t need human

  • I am Jack's waste land

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