During the first Few lectures i found it hard to understand why i was in this module ( I said id be honest ) , All this talk about what was going on in the world with regards Climate , Food Wars , Health Etc , i did not really care much about it and did not see how it affected me. By coincidene or maybe faith, on my way home after the third lecture i heard Michael Jackson’s Earth Song on the radio and suddenly it began to hit me as to why we need to take care of our world.
Michael Jackson Won the Genesis Award for this Song. This award is given each year for animal sensitivity.
After our lecture on Monday by Mags Liddy, I began to look up information about how Human beings are destroying our environment and Animal welfare.
In 2008 a Nigerian Writer Quoted ” Earth Song drew the worlds Attention to the degradation and bastardization of the earth as a fall out of various human activites”
As an example, There is the deforestation of the rainforest , more than the size of munster is been been cut down everyday, This is affecting wildlife , habbits are been destroyed , rare animals killed , The jaguar is found in central and southern America and is in the near threatned species Category
and also the Poison Dart Frog is a major indangered Species
The rainforest is known as the “Lungs” of the world as due to photosynthesis. Staggeringly, The Amazon rainforest produces 20% of the earths oxygen , need i say more ? , that fact itself says it all !!!.
Another Example of the destrsution to our panet has been due to Climate change. Unfortunatly Climate change didnt just happen , Human being have been affecting it since we first put foot on our planet. I could go on about how Al gore is leading the charge on climate change but i just want to share with you a fact that i read about a few days ago in a magazine i read and quote.
“An ice core about two miles long — the oldest frozen sample ever drilled from the underbelly of Antarctica — shows that at no time in the last 650,000 years have levels of the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide and methane been as high as they are today.
The research, published in today’s issue of the journal Science, describes the content of the greenhouse gases within the core and shows that carbon dioxide levels today are 27% higher than they have been in the last 650,000 years and levels of methane, an even more powerful greenhouse gas, are 130% higher
The work provides more evidence that human activity since the Industrial Revolution has significantly altered the planet’s climate system”
Il finish up now by leaving you with this song i found on youtube , I know it seems to be all doom and gloom , but we do have a Beautiful planet , that we all should be proud of 🙂