APPEAL TO HUMANITY
We, the blog universe, propose to join together in one alert to humankind and to implement each of us in our way and in our environment practical ways of change for the better!
The time has come to speak openly. Questions should be brought about deeply and not in a restrictive manner. We should now endeavour to challenge the environmental and ecological problems more critically. It is the humankind that is being threatened!
And with reason! We are more and more conscious of the fact that the fight for preservation can no longer be confined to borders or be regionalized and that the answer has to be global otherwise it won’t be an answer.
The acid rains, the global heating effect, the sea and rivers pollution, the forest destruction, have no azimuth, nation or region. They have to be fought globally otherwise no one will be free from being injured by their effects.
People still breath. But for how long?
There are still un-burnt forest green spots not yet cut down. The forest deficit is however becoming more threatening every day.
There are still oil sheets to extract, uranium and copper to be mined, coal and iron to feed the great foundries of the world. But these stocks are not renewable.
In short, the case can be depicted as follows:
We have been assisting to a model of development that solves its crisis by the unsustainable growth. That means that this is a short-term solution, because if we keep consuming the non-renewable natural reserves sooner or later they will come to an end.
So, we have to retrace our way and find other sustainable solutions otherwise the earth will be condemned to last only while there are the natural resources we depend on.
We are greatly mistaken if we think that science has got the answer for all problems. What is new nowadays and really upsetting is the growth development model of the world economy, spending the non-renewable precious natural resources already in shortage that soon may become extinct. And if we can deal without uranium, iron or oil, we will not survive without air or water.
So, we are in urgent need of a global answer. The need of a global answer itself gives us the actual dimension of the problem and the real size of the difficulties of the solutions. People read the Rome Treaty, the European Unique Act and more recently the conclusions of the Quioto, Rio de Janeiro and Johanesburg Conferences, where it is well manifested the reluctance of the most industrialized countries, namely the United States in accepting the reduction of the emissions level. The international communities and their governments fail to show true ecological and environmental endeavour persisting in the neo-liberal thesis where a blind inhuman and faceless economy will lead us to no-way out.
On the other hand, we all have been unable of an ampler and un-temporal vision. We only mind about having pure air to breath till the end of our times forgetting those to come. We go on wasting water irresponsibly.
Was the businessman who projected the mill psychologically and culturally prepared to accept without sophisms or reserves the conclusions of a serious evaluation of the respective environmental impact?
Even without prejudicing the perverse growth patterns we are linked at, there are measures that should be taken and that are not taken as follows:
- To use up to the limits of their power the solar and aeolic energies
- To use the hydraulic energy up to its limits rather than the thermal energy
- To revert to the use of organic manure in detriment of chemical fertilizers
- To correct the excessive use of pesticides
- To stop when it is still time, the use of discarded products, plastic bags and products of intentional lifetime.
- To revert to the use of railways instead of road transports.
- To re-evaluate the irrational dimension of the urban traffic in general and of the cars in particular.
- To re-evaluate the madness of the urbanism phenomenon
- Re-think the project conception of the cities and coastal lands.
In other words, the political trend tends to be a constant appeal to the growth therapeutics by the growth. It is too late not to disregard that when the production increases the natural reserves diminish.
There is however a phenomenon that not always is associated to the humanity concerns. I refer to the demographic boom.
More or less rigorously, it is known that the population grows in geometric progression and the food in arithmetic progression. Thus, in less than half a century, the world population has grown two and half times!
In the last ten years we have grown one thousand million! … It is not difficult to foresee where this situation will lead us in the future.
If what we need is a wiser and more responsible man who looks dearly to this wonderful planet he has once received in excellent conditions of preservation and is methodically destroying; a man who swears together with his fellow creatures to do the best to keep the air breathable, the water an instrument of life conveyance, and to bring back the natural balance to recuperate o self sustainable cycle, let us assume that task in a joint-venture with persistence and determination.
If what is at stake is the continuation of life upon earth and in a second line the life quality, why waste more time?So, we appeal to all of you who mean to join this movement for the Preservation of Nature, Piece and for the harmonious growth of the Human Kind, to subscribe this Appeal.
In doing so, we are avowing our citizenship while free people that look with concern at the future of the World, the future of our sons!