Environment, Social Policies, Economics

APRIL 1ST, 2022 IS NOT A JOKE

APRIL 1ST 2022 IS NO JOKE.

I thought it would be Brexit to discuss, then Covid hit and (was about to say finally) but that doesn’t work, with figures increasing again and when the whole world is becoming a pressure cooker, drying out of water thus ready to explode. There is no way to contain the morbidity of life now, nor the strength we all need to break through and survive, as best we can, that can only be achieved with the truth.

And if the present issues somehow resolve themselves there is still the climate. We cannot ignore the latest IPCC report on climate, we should not have ignored previous reports going back decades.

The future of this planet, its Flora and Fauna of which we humans are intrinsically a part; requires drastic and immediate action and responses. Because, if things seem exhaustive now, to our wellbeing, and continue upon the path we have taken, there is more heartache, horror ahead.

There are constantly wars throughout the world, to the dictators or wannabe’s heads of state, (be careful what you wish for) attempting by the worst type of human nature, man killing men. You may as well stop, because within years and your reigns, you could evaporate in the heat of the sun, be drowned by a melting of the sea ice.

When studying at two separate universities the order of things was always (based upon how modules were introduced) Economics, Social Policy then Environment. And If you really want to understand what Sustainability and Sustainable development are, these three headings are the Basics.

And for my part as I listened to the lecture/module one hit a chord, everything conveyed related to my life. But, for me to get things right and it took a number of years, always a conservationist and environmentalist the environment had to be first on the list .Policy second and the economics will fall into place. I used to call it “my hypothesis”. But Covid here in Great Britain and in other countries changed that, it is more a theory now. AndI didnt need a PHd to get there

,Here was a situation none in our lifetime had experienced, which brings me back to a conversation with a young man, certainly not a radical who said as we discussed sustainability. If the “Rules do not work, then we re-write the rule book”. Because I knew his background it surprised me.

I have been channelling my thoughts, my feelings since 2012 when that encounter took place, I did not have the confidence nor the conviction. Ten years on, now the melting pot of such thoughts and feelings has come to fruition. So, thank you Mr. W. Moreton, Sporting Agent for your input. Covid is here our  enemy unseen, but warned of. Even nature gave warnings as various other nasty bugs started to circulate the world. And we didn’t listen to the scientists, who were aware sooner or later and epidemic would become a Pandemic.

It remains hard to look for a positive but we can do it.

To be continued.... in meantime look below.

https://covid19.who.in [Accessed 06/04/2022]

OCTOBER, 2020 COVID

In December 2019, I set up this website based upon how living sustainably after the event of leaving the European Union could be achieved within the United Kingdom. After many years of waiting for some form of coherence. In the UK in March 2020, lockdown occurred and once again I waited,

I listened and learned as Covid 19 engulfed the world. On 13th September, 2020 Sir David Attenborough presented Extinction: The Facts. Still available on BBC iPlayer (as I write on 15th October, 2020) for a further 10 months. Possibly it should never be removed.

More recently the Earthshot Prize instigated by the Duke of Cambridge and Sir David arrived.

Nature is beyond politics. Badgers, squirrels, ants, beetles know no boundaries and it seems the human race lived in a belief that nature can be conquered, just ferret away as best they can, whilst the human species continue to devour their own habitat. Plus removing via various chemical processes to eliminate those species we humans depend upon. Of all the scientists and science available, we have ignored them and now we are ignoring them again. Covid and Conservation are a correlation joined at the hips and it appears that we do not want to admit it. That we have been in denial of our own human nature and its ability to destroy many precious and natural things that Mother Nature has afforded us over millenniums.

If as humans we do not believe that a cure for Covid 19 will not eventually occur, we would all stop. If we do not believe that we can cure this ailing planet from what or will possibly be a bigger calamity for the world, the heating up of this planet, we will be stopped. Never ever underestimate the power of Nature. And yet as this virus exudes through our societies, our cities and our countries it is still working for the good.

We are unable to stop the shift of tectonic plates causing volcanoes, landslides earthquakes, floods but the technology is there to offer up warnings. The warnings were there; had those that study the environment and the natural world been heard. The stark reality of Covid 19 (as the United Kingdom braces itself for the second wave with six months of winter ahead as with many other northern hemisphere countries) is, we were aware. That this particular strain of virus emanated from China is not relevant, similar could and may still occur in various countries around the world where an abject dis-regard for the processes, of nature that created this bug i.e. forests, jungles and its wildlife being abused by human hands. Rare animal species as yet to be discovered in such places that we have disturbed by insatiable desire for more, but could provide a cure if left alone or create another pandemic.

All because our world population is too big also unnatural is the proximity to one another. The Chandra for months now has been listen to the science and the scientists. Had we as a world done this with all those involve with environmental science, maybe? or even positively? we would not be battling with Covid and the extended events now associated with it.