Going green for humanity

Adriana Ivanoff, Staff writer

In human nature we expel the darkness in which covets and dwells within the world. We are taught to rid ourselves of any suffering we have experienced or at the very worst to endure pain until we no longer can, because the image of perfection means more to society than any of our souls, but we do not live in a “perfect world”. We live in a world that’s dying.

We don’t open our eyes long enough to see that 60 percent of all animal populations since the 1970s to 2014 have declined, as reported in the “Living Planet Report 2018” that was published by World Wildlife Fund. Instead, people believe that these innocent creatures with no voice do not feel, even as we’ve seen the signs that they mourn their own dead and have the capacity to love.

We’ve closed our eyes to the fact that global warming is killing these animals, killing parts of the world, by burning the ozone layer, causing temperatures to skyrocket, poisoning the air we breathe. Did you know that in India the ground has cracked open and that 9 million people are without water in Chennai? The Washington Post wrote about it in the article from June 28:“As a major Indian city runs out of water, 9 million people pray for rain.” Most people can’t imagine the agony of at least one person out of 9 million.

In Brazil, the Amazon Rainforest has been on fire do to deforestation which would prove to speed up global warming. The Washington post’s main source in the article written Aug. 27, “What you need to know about the Amazon rainforest fires”, Thomas Lovejoy, of United Nations Foundation says “The Amazon forest holds something like 90 billion tons of carbon, and if that ends up in the atmosphere it’s not a good thing”. Even actor and activist, Leonardo DiCaprio, said, “The lungs of the Earth are in flames.”

What can we do about global warming or the fires in the Amazon when the consequences seem irreversible and catastrophic? The first thing you can do is do something about it, whether it is raising your voice to say that I one day want my unborn or already born children or grandchildren to be able to live in a world where they can have a future. You could donate, go green, become more educated in the topic, carpool to cut down the carbon from cars, volunteer, plant trees, or vote the one percent out of the office who refuses to believe global warming exists when the signs are all around us. 

We as the Experience want any action taken to save our dying world and for you to know that you have the power to do something that can help this planet and society live longer if only for a few more seconds.