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With several factors like global warming and the depletion of fossil fuel driving the need for more sustainable forms of energy, many individuals and countries even choose to go solar.
The planet is in a much worse state than you thought it was. Ignorance and political inaction are threatening the very survival of life on earth. We are heading for mass extinction much earlier than anyone predicted.
We’re in an age where the ‘facts’ our parents were so insistent we popped off to university to gather (from learned folk), are the very topics of discussion that see Uncle Brian storm away from Christmas dinner into the welcoming arms of a Benson & Hedges, or cause the Construction Manager at work to dive into a 'not-so-subtle-right-wing-rant' about ‘snowflakes’, ‘socialism’, and some on brand form of faux political righteousness.
In all probability Global population will exceed 10 billion by the year 2050. The impact of such an influx growth of the world's population on existing food supplies without first increasing the resources to avail more harvestable edible food crops the world will come face to face with a Global Famine that would trigger a catastrophe of Biblical proportions. The question every government must now be asking; how will we be able to thwart a pending disaster and still be able to feed the hungry multitudes on a Global scale?
Nature expands the heart and connects us deeply, but it is also an intense uncertainty and death anxiety. Long ago we began to shape nature to feel more safe and certain. More shape and structure moved us further and further away from the place that expands our heart. Wild and free plant life is banned in major cities. Allowing nature to be free is literally not allowed. We can only tolerate seeing nature through our symbolic conquering of its death and uncertainty. We mechanized behavior with money. We ran so far from nature we forgot that we are part of nature. If we had nature as our self concept, we would see that we restrict nature we restrict humanity along with it.
Coronavirus is a zoonotic condition driven by terrestrial transmission. As such, it is incumbent on the government to raise awareness of the anthrogenic origin of zoonotics with their links to deforestation, wildlife trafficking and climate change. However, with, according to the United Nations, a decade left to make climate change reversible, lifestyle changes must also be taken to minimise the chance of zoonotic disease emergence. These include reducing our carbon footprint, conserving and purifying water, ethically sourcing products, for instance ensuring they are Rainforest Alliance approved, dietary transition towards vegetarianism at best or at least avoidance of factory farming products and the boycott of the fur trade.
The interdependence of climate justice and the inalienable right to life are increasingly recognized in both legal and moral terms. Air pollution is a contributory factor in between 7-9 million deaths each year according to the World Health Organization. Legal justice has helped to promote recognition of lethal pollution. Last week, litigants managed to list air pollution as a determinant of the death of a 9 year old girl Ella Kissi-Debrah in a landmark coroner's ruling. This bodes well for NGO’s such as ClientEarth being able to litigate against air pollution.
Here is a quick History 101 to give you some basic nuts and bolts to the blue marble you live on called planet Earth. In the beginning, with much evidence to prove this, there was a great explosion. What caused that explosion, I don't know. The loud bang as the Sun, the milky ways greatest star, exploded into the furnace that heats our planet. It filled the huge hole that had broken in the center. In all that chaos elements were sucked from corners of space into the forms of planets. Iron and gold and silver and helium came scream in gathering like a snowball right into the record grooves they inhabit today caught in the great gravitational force of our Sun. In the process earth grabbed a little molten liquid pool at its center that was just so intense in heat it never cooled like the large amount of planet around it that had cooled into the form we inhabit now and the evidence is an occasional belch of volcanic eruption that forms a little more firmament when it cools. I don't know where the water came from. Sucked out the darkness around us the particles formed into H2O from the Explosive force and even those elements battled with each other during the creation of our world as water fought with land to create the form we have today. You see the clouds. They can't become so light that they float and escape into outer space. They turn a little more like soup but more like stretching silly putty that is pulled around and about until the particles collide together into storm clouds and rain. We can see this effect when a helium balloon rises in the air and then the temperature deteriorates its lightness and it loses its floating capabilities or its power to float is dismissed so it slowly descends back to Earth. When our world was formed this amazing force was pulled into as well, the atmosphere. Cloud particles are water vapor, floating and visible to the naked eye due to the large concentration in one place. If you look close enough on a clear day, you can sometimes see the beginning of cloud form because seemingly imperceptible particles are usually merely overlooked. But if you watch and look hard you can sometimes see it. Most often between clouds or near clouds as the particles gather together from cirrus to stratus to stratocirrus and cumulus and stratocumulus and nimbus into the ultimate cumulonimbus thunder head that is a thunderstorm cloud. The equivalent to a large cacophonous symphony of nature as weather. The vapor form when caught in the right light is much like a rainbow as light refracts through the water particles but it is a little more like Easter pastels if you use color comparison to equate it. It's not easy to see but it is beautiful too. Not usually as prevalent as a rainbow. By the way we recently had one of the thunderous hiccups that we call an earthquake when a tremor rippled through Massachusetts, I think like a month ago, and I can't remember but I believe it was below 2 on the Richter scale used to evaluate the force caused by an earth tremor. I think it was back in the early to mid nineties when I first felt the earth shake here where people said they hadn't heard of one in this area before but then the news reported its recognition of it recently, reconfirming to me that I was right about it. By the way, the milkyway has a large gash like formation in it that is visible, perhaps a reminder of the force that formed our planet and the others in our solar system. There was a calm quiet that dominated after the explosion, the serene silence of space, as the planets fell into line. The molten core that became encased in planet Earth is a huge value to its sustain life. It warms from within like an internal temperature as the sun warms from the outside. And the molten core is much like our own heart in regard to simple technical function. Or at least can be compared to, if even in only a poetic way. We are the third rock from the sun and it has been the perfect distance to keep and hold life on the planet but let the seasons be a reminder of how precious life is. I feel like winter truly pushes us to the brink. A healthy reminder of the value of life and its sometimes fragile balance. The only known planet that has been able to contain, or in other words house and sustain life. Something we mustn't forget. Life is a miracle, each year is a clock and human beings are the biggest worry when comes to the simple delicate balance of life. And even though we are most likely what would destroy Earth we shouldn't take our attention away from outside forces. Elements of outer space and possible collision. These are where our attentions need to be. For wherein we have the power to ruin we so-in have the power to keep safe and protect. That is where our focus needs to be.
Climate change is a term used to refer to the different cycles of weather which in turn impacts change on land surfaces, ice sheets on mountains and the ocean, which houses many living organisms. This change occurs over a large period of time and it can even take several decades or more for the change to be realised. Weather is a term used to describe the state of the atmosphere depending on its temperature, humidity, wind or rainfall.
With the way this year has gone, and reflecting on pop culture of the last few years, a ‘let’s burn it all down’ sentiment has been on the rise. Now besides the obvious parts, such as a loss of modern conveniences and not being able to take a day off when the world is on fire, there’s some other reasons why things would, well, suck.
The idea of the Anthropocene as a geological epoch makes perfect sense because our age and time is one of a human-dominated Earth, as per Paul Crutzen’s article “Geology of Mankind.” We have expanded rapidly in a relatively short period of time—in comparison to the history of the Earth—and we have taken what the Earth has to offer for ourselves. With indigenous people and aboriginal tribes, there was an attempt to restore what was taken or to make full use of something, such as farming what was native to the soil and using all parts of a slaughtered buffalo. Today, that is not the case: whole meals are thrown away, recyclable items are sometimes taken to the dump, and we emit so much carbon dioxide, methane, and more to essentially begin not only breakage of the Ozone but also the collapse of true natural resources. As humans, we have lost touch with giving and instead just take and continually create. These are creations that make our lives easier but do nothing for the plants, animals, and soil around us.
What is Biotechnology? Biotechnology is an important feature of life sciences. It is the science-driven industry sector that creates use of living organisms and biology to supply healthcare-related products and therapeutics or to run processes (such as DNA fingerprinting). Biotechnology is best known for its increasingly important role within the fields of drugs and pharmaceuticals, and is additionally applied in other areas like genomics, food production, and therefore the production of biofuels. It uses cellular processes to develop products that help improve the health of the planet and lives of the people living in that planet. Biotechnology comprises of different disciplines, like, biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics, science, and technology. In the 21st century, biotechnology continues to create very notable contributions in extending the human lifespan and improving the standard of living through various ways, such as, providing products and therapies to combat diseases, generating higher crop yields, and using biofuels to scale back gas emissions.