Today sees the international event of Live Earth.
The purpose is to raise awareness of climate change and the damage that has been done to our planet.
I think this is an excellent idea. I first thought it smacked of the Greenpeace hippy save-the-whales stuff I don’t usually like, but the inconvenient truth is that there is a very real problem with the environment and anything that raises awareness of this and gets everyone thinking must be a positive thing!
We live in a critical point in human history for many reasons. But human history is inextricable linked to the planet that gave us life. How ironic that after shaping us for millions of years and giving us the technology to achieve all our dreams, we should do some much disrepair to Earth. Yet, we also have the technology to stop and change, and treat our world a lot better. I once said:
“We see our inheritors before us saying “create the world we will live in.”
A lot depends on the current generation. No one else is going to solve our problems. There is no knight in shining armour or universal overlord waiting in the wings. We’re on our own; humans will decide the fate of humans.
I encourage anyone who reads this to visit the Live Earth website and encourage others you know to do so.