Each one of us are brothers and sisters here on our great blue world. Though we all have different religious beliefs, political views and philosophies we all have the same desire to live peacefully and to provide our children a better life than what we had. We must realize that the natural resources we took for granted is dwindling and there is a need to find new sources of energy, new ways to have clean water and eventually new ways of producing food. With our population growth and the distribution of food, clean water and wealth in this world being so out of balanced there is a lot of work to be done to make this a better world for all. If we applied ourselves as a species to the task of wiping out hunger and the improvement of living conditions across our planet, it would be a task that could be completed. But to enact or create change on a global scale takes a global effort. The improvement of our planet is something that will require some sacrifices from all of us, but if done as a global effort those sacrifices would be small and probably unnoticed.
The question remains is if our species is capable of putting all its differences aside for the welfare of all people and this planet we are blessed to live on. Can we put behind us the years of mistrust, hatred, misunderstandings and misinformation in order to make a better world? I believe we can if we focus on what is really important and we find away to put all our differences and disputes behind us. We should focus on changing our world for the good of all living things and the conservation of the natural resources including the forests and wildlife. It is time to stop being focused on ourselves and time to be focused on the big picture which we play a big part in.
Greed, Lust for power and fear are the main roadblocks we face in creating a better world for ourselves and future generations.
- Are We Pushing the Planet to the Brink of Irreversible Environmental Change? (scientificamerican.com)
- Moving Beyond GDP: Valuing Nature (genascihk.com)
- Must-Read: Scientists Uncover Evidence Of Impending Tipping Point For Earth (thinkprogress.org)
- Tipping point before planetary collapse ‘is only decades away’ (scotsman.com)
- The Red List Of Threatened Species, Annual Report Released (thesciencebulletin.wordpress.com)
- Scientists uncover evidence of impending tipping point for Earth (newscenter.berkeley.edu)
- Scientists urge population rethink ahead of Rio+20 (rtcc.org)
- Grim Environmental Report Released On The Eve Of Rio+20 (huffingtonpost.com)
- Is the Current Rate of Population Growth Sustainable? (ecowatch.org)