Wednesday, July 14, 2010

There is no time to be a Pessimist.

I just watched the free youtube documentary "Home".
I feel deeply saddened in humans ignorance and selfishness. 
The imagery is breathtaking, it shows so much beauty in this world!
I urge you all to take the time to watch this and help in even the smallest of ways!

"We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth's climate.
The stakes are high for us and our children. Everyone should take part in the effort, and HOME has been conceived to take a message of mobilization out to every human being." - (The embedded video didn't work).

Is it not just ridiculous that Dubai don't have a solar panel in site?
The richest nation on the planet always soaking in the suns rays... 
2% of the earths population hold 90 something percent of all the wealth. It's so warped.
So much money is used and wasted on military expenses.
Props to Costa Rica, they actually ceased their army to invest money into education and renewable energy sources.
I guess the message is, we really have to our act together... fast, or we literally will kill the Earth within the century.
You can help from the smallest of ways like saving water, power, fuel, not eating meat slows down the demand on meat which wastes unbelievable amounts of water and uses huge amounts of grains to feed them, which means the demolishing of rainforests, and further natural habitat, so more species become endangered and extinct...
You have to understand that everything is linked! I could go on from the above case in saying, the fuel used to transport the grains, cut down the trees, transport the animals, the products, the amount of rubbish and pollution then created in term affecting our atmosphere, the greenhouse gases heat the earth, are causing droughts which make it harder for the agriculture to take place to feed our 6 billion inhabitants, it melts the ice caps of the north pole, in fact 40% of it has disappeared in 40 years and scientists predict the sea-levels to rise 7 metres... which might not seem much, but have a look at images of Tokyo, flat surface just above sea level, like most countries and considering most of the population lives on coastlines then this is a big threat indeed...
I hope you get what I'm getting at... I just used the meat industry as a starting point but it links to so many other aspects...
It's a snowball-effect, us ruining the earth... We really need to turn things around now while we still have a chance.

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