Take a moment to think: In the past second, one and a half acres of rain-forest were cut down, destroying the homes of many species of wildlife. In the past minute, the energy used in the UK was equal to 313 million tons of oil, which we can never get back. In the past hour, 160 children died from lack of access to safe drinking water and sanitation.
It is no secret the planet is in trouble. In just 50 years, mankind has modified the planet’s environment faster than in the whole history of humanity!
We live a decisive moment – right now! Just like any change in our lives, it takes action.
The media has done its fair share emphasizing the problem. Yet, there is a bright side. Our greatest strength as human beings is the ability to think and to take action. We can try to put a stop to these global dilemmas.
It is our responsibility to make it possible “to meet present needs without compromising the needs of future generations”. We are personally responsible for the future of our Earth, and each of us has a role to play. Again, we all have the duty to take action.
It doesn’t take more than common sense to understand that using natural resources to a point that it exceeds sustainability is not propaganda. I agree with some that it is not about saving the planet; it is about saving ourselves! Without us, the planet would be perfectly fine. We abused our resources (energy, wildlife, minerals…) and now we need to find alternatives before it runs out.
Every day, people everywhere are doing their bit, from recycling newspapers at home, to developing energy technologies in a lab. We are finally entering an era where engineering and technology are making the world a better place. Take the time to think, for just a moment. Now stop, and act towards the future.
Take a look at this documentary called “HOME”. Beautiful footage and an amazing message that we all have to follow. A wake up call.
Watch it here:
And remember: THE WORLD WILL CHANGE ONLY WHEN PEOPLE CHANGE!