I’m sure you’ve heard it before, “That could never happen”. And then at some point it does. Between Brazil, Indonesia and various other parts of the world, it was decided or allowed to modify our world into wasteland. I know that sounds harsh. Good, because it should be. Indonesia has cut and burned down over 150,000,000 acres (64 Hectares if my conversion is correct) of some of the best tropical forest in the world. Replaced by Palm trees for Palm Oil plantations, killing endangered species (some elephants intentionally poisoned), uprooting local communities, and contributing to the release of climate-warming gases. Due mostly to oil palm production, Indonesia emits more greenhouse gases than any country besides China and the United States. It’s happening over and over again.
When I think of the deserts of the Middle East and the terrain that exists today, was it always that way? Probably not. Just as the deserts of the U.S., I’m sure they weren’t as large as they are now as they were in the past when does dry, non-desert, after being dry for too long become desert? Especially when we exponentially exacerbate the issue by over farming, grazing, and building up and over precious land where things grew and worked to protect us from the gases that harm. When is a place called a desert, when at a point in the past, it wasn’t one? If nothing grows, or it’s too sandy to live or make a living and support human live, is that a desert?
The Natural Cycles of weather and climate, Sun, Volcanos, Ice Ages as far as detective work goes, are not the criminals. The clues and evidence all points to the Human race, and there is no alibi. We are the criminals, corrupt and uncaring at the highest levels. And making most everyone else, accessories to the crimes against humanity and the planet.
If you believe in God and he will take care of us and the land/air/water in which we use to sustain ourselves, that is great. Just keep in mind, he gave us the free will to take care of, or not take care of what we were given. He also gave us the science to determine what’s happening. Arguing over which one should be followed is futile. I believe they are both in his will. Prayer to be guided in wisdom, knowledge to protect and love His creation, this planet and its people.
When we begin to take politics and religion out of the climate change discussions/debates, then and only then will true awareness and advances in staving off and, if possible, reversing the effects of our criminal actions. Perhaps a work release program or a “community service” program as a sentence to those involved to clean up the mess we made. In a sense it is also a form of child abuse, when we defile a world in which we bring children into it, just to suffer from what we have done to it.
I began my blog in an effort to focus on the CAFO’s and their detriment to the United States. As I research, listen and read on various topics other similar devastating contributors are easily discovered. Although what is occurring in many areas of the earth, are also affecting the U.S. and cannot be overlooked, in an attempt to just improve the well-being of the U.S. But it’s where I, and my family live, and they are the human beings that mean the most to me.