… he would cry floods of tears. For everywhere he looks his human creations are plundering the home he created for us. OK, OK, it’s a story line! I’m no preacher me. 🙂 But you can allow yourself the scenario. If indeed a single creator of our complex planet floats up there in the universe (chatting in HAL) he would be in despair.
The above image of the Aral Sea is excellent for showing the destruction that human arrogance and stupidity can cause. For the Soviets their need for water was for 1000s of acres of cotton. One desire lead to another disaster. In 10 years time as disaster unfolds across the Amazon such images will appear from satellites, showing the death of a vast ecosystem but, this time with massive consequences for the whole planet.
We must stop drawing red lines of destruction upon our home.
I hereby call for the control of all state natural resources to be handed over to the World Bank’s Global Environment Facility. State governments can no longer be trusted to safe guard planet earth.
The GEF will have two experts from each country on its board, probably a scientist and an environment economist. The GEF World Resources Board will have absolute say on resource use, with the express aim of environment and human welfare. Businesses will trade under GEF terms of resource use. The GEF will have at their disposal a Global Police Force (GPF) to deal with blatant environmental crimes. That is the future my friends. You know it’s only right. 🙂
Mother earth will be pleased.