All the warning signs are lit, all the predictions have materialized and there’s no escaping the realization that the face of the world is changing. The Earth is evolving and going through natural cycles, but it is more so apparent that the growth of population and our living habits are influencing this change.
We have played a part in aggravating the nature and its patterns and are now witnessing it rebelling, proving that it can no longer sustain our activities.
It is daunting to think that subsequent generations will suffer due to our reckless actions, that we are exhausting all of their potential resources and making their habitat more vulnerable and fragile. This is due to our lifestyle choices. Can we defy consumerism, mainstream, and massive depletion of resources that resulted from our overtly luxurious lifestyles? Oh, the persistent fait accompli..
The shift is inevitable, and we cannot stop it, but we can work together to contain the damage and mitigate additional threats.
Before you start to cheer for noticeably less rain or snowfall, warmer winters and comfortable summers, think about adapting to extreme weather conditions: desertification and rising sea levels, droughts and floods, and most importantly – the loss of biodiversity (species that cannot adapt to these new patterns).
Follow this space to understand how we can help control the future damage and help things from getting out of control.
There are incredible places that we need to protect and preserve so that ours and the future generations can get to know the Earth and all its virtues. I am passionate about adventure, education and information and try to keep up to date with new destinations emerging on the travel market, as well as the revival of the classic ones.
Having previously worked for UNDP and UNESCO, I still follow and collaborate with International Non-Profit Organizations whose mandates and actions are focused on integrating the principles of sustainable development practices in support of rapidly changing environment, and the conservation of cultural and natural values.
Let’s redefine one fundamental principle, a mission of sorts: to relieve the Earth of relentless pressures of our overly indulgent lifestyles. Such actions have a profoundly negative impact on our natural surroundings, and all that is pure, intrinsic.. imperiled.. and so incredibly vulnerable!
And while we’re imagining why not also dream: let’s leave a lasting legacy for the future.
As we skulk toward this future (too slow for what we’re capable of!), in an attempt to intercept the ultimate eco-scenario (a ruined habitat on our path of consumerism), information distribution and awareness are a way to challenge or defeat this situation of hopelessness.
Preying on each other and our surroundings, we must act collectively to halt environmental recklessness. It’s that simple. And yet, so perplexing.
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