Ignoring things at our peril

Just because we ignore something doesn’t mean it goes away or that it won’t happen. A human failing when we ignore the very things that keep us safe, that we need and should be dealing with.

We have global warming because of rising temperatures, we’re losing wildlife in the droves, we’re not taking note of what scientists are telling us, the weather patterns are changing, communities are flooding, governments are ignoring the signs and aren’t acting quick enough on what they’re being told.

Telling ourselves there’s nothing to see here, nothing to do and turning a blind eye, means we’re killing ourselves and the planet. Individually, there is more we can do to limit and prevent further damage to the environment.

After decades of deforestation, industrialisation and the burning of fossil fuels, the Earth’s climate is noticeably changing. Changing weather patterns, warming temperatures and climate change are having a significant impact on animals in their habitats, in many cases, putting species at the risk of extinction.

We are all part of the same ecosystem, it is complex. Any change to a plant or animal species will affect a multitude of other things. It affects us too because we also rely on the same environment for our food, our water and resources.

Us, understanding climate change and its impact on animals is not only important to help protect vulnerable species, but also helps prevent conflict between human populations and wildlife in areas where resources are now limited.

Time is running out, ignoring the urgency is ignoring things at our peril. All governments must lead by example, we must all act.

Source: https://onekindplanet.org


3 Mar, 2020

2 thoughts on “Ignoring things at our peril

  1. I grew up in a world where my parents ignored everything that was going wrong, rather than just deal with the problems like taking care of their own children.

    Pretty much the attitude that most people seem to have is that as long as it doesn’t affect them directly, they don’t seem to have a problem ignoring what’s going on.

    I never used to pay attention to what was going on in the world around me, but now that I am, it’s pretty obvious seeing what the problems are.

    We can’t pretend and ignore what’s happening, but it’s going to take everyone working together for things to change.

    1. Thanks Randy. ‘it’s going to take everyone working together for things to change’ never a true word and we must.

      It scares me to think about the world out there. It’s become a scary place, governments must act and in harmony with each other.

      There are things we must do to put the brakes on things like climate change. If future generations and the world are to continue to exist, we must act now.

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