Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Did you know . . . ?

Did you know that, in November this year, when the temperature at  the North Pole would normally have been minus twenty degrees centigrade, the ice was at melting point? 

To learn more about this disturbing situation, click here.

Did you know that, in the view of the World Wildlife Fund and the Zoological Society of London, 'humanity is taking a chainsaw to the tree of life'?

In a recent report they jointly predicted that by 2020 two-thirds of the world's wild animals will have gone.

To obtain full details of the Living Planet report,  click here.

Did you know that the human population, which is currently seven and a half billion, is forecast to grow to eleven billion by the end of the century?

Eleven billion people in need of oxygen, food and water . . . not to mention space.

Did you know that we are no longer in the stable Holocene epoch, which has lasted for twelve thousand years?

Through our own actions the Earth is so profoundly changed that the Holocene must give way to the unstable Antropocene.

But that's enough of the alarming news . . . let's turn to the positive variety.

Did you know that the answers to climate change won't be found by delegates at an international conference?
It's a responsibility that rests with us.

Did you know that the current crisis is far too important to be left to world leaders?
They need to be guided by us.

And if you're overwhelmed by this concept, by the scale of the problem, and are bereft of any ideas, then read the Living Planet report.
It's full of ideas . . . and full of hope.

Did you know that we still have three years left in which to save life on our planet?
Who knows . . .  we may have a future after all!