Until a few months ago ,I was one; a tidoptimist, a time optimist. Then, I missed a presentation on land degradation that I really really really wanted to hear and see because of this ‘optimism’. I was extremely disappointed in myself because, I thought I had time. It got me thinking of all the times we have taken a while to look into issues that Mother Nature is having assuming that we have time or that the issue will sort itself out.
In the process, we have watched rivers dry,lakes shrink, glaciers melt, deserts spread, different plants & animals becoming extinct and we successfully created a hole in the ozone layer… all this in less than 150 years. *slow clap for humanity *. 😐
However, we are slowly but surely redeeming ourselves to Mother Nature. We have created policies, signed agreements, and made plans towards reversing the disastrous things that we have done to her. We are talking about it and making her care a priority.
Some of us aren’t taking it seriously. We think that, ‘time will heal’ and continue with the damage… deforestation, pollution, murdering animals for their parts (elephants, rhinos and pangolins)… Some of us even think that climate change is a hoax!
Time won’t wait for us. The clock is ticking.
Did you watch the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics opening ceremony?
I enjoyed and loved the fact that it was quite GR33N. Mother Nature was acknowledged; They showed snippets of the largest rainforest (The Amazon Rainforest) and one of the largest rivers (The Amazon River) in the world and had Climate Change Awareness by showing a video of the causes, changes taking place and the effects that these changes are having and will have on the world… Even more exciting was the tree planting by each Olympian. In total, 11,000 trees were planted. 11,000 trees! Amazing, huh? If and when those trees mature, imagine the amount of carbon that they’ll absorb from the atmosphere.
🙂 🙂 🙂
Studies show that the sex of turtles is determined by the temperature of the eggs during a certain period of development. With rising global temperatures, there is a concern that male turtles will become rare.
This is going to be a very short post with a few examples of how real climate change is.
Around me :
- Heat waves all over the world
- Remember the polar vortex?
- As the temperatures climb, there is a rise in the sea levels; one, because of the melting ice from the polar regions; two, because the ocean waters are expanding because of the rising temperatures
Read more here, here and here. 🙂
Also, when you find time, please watch An Inconvenient Truth.
In 1936, there was a skiing competition on the slopes of Mount Kenya!
In the last few decades, the 17,057-foot (5,199 metres) mountain which is located along the equator, has lost more than half of its glaciers. In addition to that, scientists say that its ice is thinning and may all disappear by 2050. This is proof that mountain environments are vulnerable to the effects of global warming, climate change and unsustainable human activities.