The play's characters include an Inuk climate change activist, a scientist, a coast guard, a poet, a goddess, and two polar bears. It deals with themes such as melting sea ice, climate activism, and teenage suicide. But rather than satisfying her urge to write about climate change, Bilodeau found that Sila deepened her curiosity about the environmental transformations taking place in the high north...
In one scene, finding themselves drifting to sea on an ice floe, an innocent polar bear cub asks her mother: "Who broke the ice, Anaana? ... Was it the human who tried to kill us? He didn't look very dangerous. I bet I could kill him with one swipe of the paw." Her mother, more aware of the danger, responds: "The ice broke because Nuliajuk is angry. And Nuliajuk is angry because humans have angered her."
Watch Video: Geography Prof. Danny Dorling of the University of Oxford: 'Climate change is the biggest threat we are facing. And we are partly facing it because we are allowing the greedy people in our societies to carry on being greedy and we are not controlling them for the good of everybody...The poor buy more in the United States than the poor buy anywhere else in the rich world...In societies which are more equal, the overall level of pollution is much lower in the rich world.'
'The greedy do not know how to control themselves.'
'Suzuki is fond of flying all over the planet to deliver his $30,000 to $50,000 speeches, while hypocritically imploring others to stay close to home.'
Kenney, “I would like to know if the government would join with the official Opposition and a growing number of Albertans in expressing concern about the honour being granted to Dr. David Suzuki, who says that human beings are an invasive species, that immigration is disgusting and crazy and should be stopped, who says that the oilsands are the moral equivalent of slavery, who says that economics is the product of brain damage, and who says that Alberta’s major employer should be shut down immediately. “Does the government share my concern about the honorary doctorate being granted to such an individual?” asked Kenney.