The greatest obstacle to the emancipation of the environment from the catastrophic destruction we have caused it, is the rate at which we spawn into this earth. There is just too many of us. Our ever increasing population has done but little good to our universal home.
Over the last hundred years the population of the earth has increased exponentially and we have now surpassed the 7 billion milestone.
We have the freedom of will and choice to make more of us but is it doing the collective whole any good? We have destroyed most of the forestry on the planet to produce paper and other products that we use on a daily basis and this in turn has allowed for changing global conditions causing icy mountain caps to melt, rising water levels around the world. The climatic conditions of the place that you live in are significantly different to even ten years ago. There have been over 54 animals that have gone extinct in the last 100 years including the Western Black Rhinoceros. So how have we let this calamity get this worse?
The problem isn’t with ignorance. We have seen, heard even voiced our opinions on the acknowledgement of the destruction of our planet, but we do nothing about it. We think some scientist holed up in a lab in a far away part of the world will figure out the answer to global warming and other harmful intrusions we have made into the flourishing verdant nature that this earth once used to be. We think that with all the phenomenal advances in technology we will be able to alter the global weather conditions and miraculously rejuvenate the primordial essence of our planet. Well, this isn’t going to happen.
We have let this despicable unrestrained annihilation of the planet go too far. We have stopped thinking in the collective and started thinking just as individuals that go on about this planet and then leave when we are done doing what we do. We need to start thinking in terms of future generations but that may be quite hard for some people as selfishness has become a more predominant trait amongst us humans over the time we have roamed this planet as the dominant species.
Having said all that, the necessary change to fix our mess is still within reach, but I’m afraid not for too long. We do know objectively what needs to be done to reverse the damage we have caused OUR earth. We know that 600km x 600km of square area with solar power facilities can provide electricity to a billion people and that is 1/7 the population on the planet. Imagine the load that this project will take off fossil fuels and nuclear power if it were to ever be implemented. The UK have plans to utilise the oceanic space with 120 900km^2 nourishment lagoons that encapsulate small creatures in them, that take in carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This in turn will reduce carbon emissions around the world. We have come up with these miraculous technologies that make use of the oceans and creative forms of utilising renewable energy yet we are hindered by the one stark reality that drives everything in the world we live. Money. Everything we do revolves around money. people are only willing to invest and help if it can make them money. We as humans have truly become slaves to this green paper, however there is nothing “green” about it.