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Life is a duty, complete it.
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Life is too precious, do not destroy it.”
Today is a good day, it’s Earth Day. Here’s my article on TravelCultureMag.
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.
You fly to your friend’s stag do, a quick weekend trip to the beach, you chuck your heavy laptop for a lighter ‘travel’ version, throw in an iPad too because it’s so hip, and that new digital SLR, you gear up for your camping trip with all the brand new items, while the old ones are hoarding the garage, or have met its fate in the garbage bin, you text and you talk on the phone all your waking hours, your Facebook is on 24/7, driving to the grocery store is just too convenient to reconsider, and that shark fin soup is too delicious to pass.
But before you start to cheer for noticeably less precipitation, warmer winters and scorching summers, think about adapting to extreme weather conditions: desertification and rising sea levels, droughts and floods, and the loss of biodiversity (because animal species are not as adaptable to these new patterns).
Ok, maybe you don’t care about the animals. But what about us? We are blaming past generations for not considering the implications of their actions and burdening us with saving the planet, but we are exerting even more pressure on the environment, and the future generation, which doesn’t really have a future, the way things stand now. I envision my children’s children wearing gas masks and living in domed cities. View full article »