President Bolsanaro of Brazil is an extreme right-winger who puts profit before people and Nature. He is presently allowing the big logging companies and mining companies to destroy the rainforest at an alarming rate.
Money is all he cares about.
He needs telling that there are more important things in life. Please help protect this amazing place with all its wonderful life. Go to the link below and sign the petition.
We need to stand up against these bullies and vandals who are destroying our planet.
Poetry – Get it over quick – An environmental anthem
Get it over quick
Gorillas, whales and baby seals
Rhinos, Elephants and quail
Remnants in the undergrowth
We have blasted them to hell
Forests, land and water
Air, us and sea swell
A job that’s well worth doing
For the pleasure or the sell
Caged, tortured, maimed
Hunted, poked, impaled
Badgered to extinction
Even bugs are not doing well
Why take the time to do it slow
Why not get it over quick?
Put life out of its misery
Let’s kill the planet now
Don’t just leave it sick!
Sometimes I just despair at the madness. We are gaily going about our lives as if there is nothing wrong. As long as our daily existence is not affected we do not have to think about it. We are not looking into the future.
Yet there is a relentless catastrophe taking place like a slow-motion explosion. The world population is increasing alarmingly, the environment is being destroyed, animals are hunted, butchered and hounded to extinction, forests are being eradicated, pollution is accruing, the seas overfished, and the climate is now changing.
Welcome to the Anthropocene Apocalypse.
Yet the greed and selfishness that are fuelling this relentless pulverisation in the name of greed, profit and progress shows no sign of abating.
There are occasions when I become so distressed that I think we should just blast the planet to hell and have done. A quick end would be better than this slow, drawn out agony.
Unless something radical is done on a global scale the wild-life of this planet is doomed. Their future is a misery. The cruelty is unimaginable.
I wrote this poem way back in 1998 in a fit of pique.
Time we cared
Ice is melting – water rising
Up to their knees
And still denying.
Bird croaks it’s last fanfare
Frog’s last gasp
Of heated air.
We carry on without a care.
Heat increases – animals frying
Floods and droughts –
Still they believe scientists are lying.
Concrete and plastic – land and sea
I’m alright Jack
Don’t worry about me!
Trophy hunting – forest clearing
Sounds to me
That no-ones hearing!
At least that’s what I’m a fearin’.
Making room for bird and tree
Before they pass
Buried under life’s debris.
But it’s always the cash that counts
In large amounts.
Whatever they do it’s the cash
As long as they’ve got
Their share of the stash.
I think we’re heading for one ginormous crash.
Opher – 22.18.2019
I wrote this for the politically motivated climate change deniers! May they wake up soon!
This is my book on the environment. It tells the story of my travels, observations and concerns about what we are doing to our poor planet and the creatures that live on it.
If you are a friend to nature and care about the environment, and want a read about what is really happening then why not give it a read?
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In recent times we have seen huge numbers of desperate people trying to get into Europe and the USA.
It is clear to me that a nation does need security of its borders. We cannot just keep taking an endless stream of people. Mass migration is a huge problem.
But instead of just focusing on the problem perhaps it is necessary to look at the cause and deal with that.
What is driving these people to want to go through immense hardship to get to Europe or the USA?
It couldn’t be anything to do with:
Lack of opportunity?
Perhaps the answer is to think more globally and set about solving these issues? Then there might not be desperate people risking life and limb to move halfway round the world.
All too much
There are too many people
Chopping too many trees,
Bringing the world
Down to its knees.
Drilling too much oil
From too many wells.
Too much profit
From too many hard sells.
Too many hunters
Shooting too many beasts.
Too much partying
And too many feasts.
They are trawling
Too many sea beds
For too many mouths
In too many heads.
There’s too much land
Being cleared away
And all being doused
With far too much spray.
There’s too little thought
And too little care
Just too much devastation
It’s all far, far too much!
Opher – 22.5.2019
The truth is that there are far too many of us. We have taken over too much of the fertile land and are causing far too much damage. We’re wiping everything out.
The natural world is reeling!
Just imagine – if the UK was suddenly attacked by a foreign country, if a powerful nation was trying to invade us and we found ourselves at war – what would we do?
It is simple – we would mobilise the country. We would go on to a war footing. We would enlist large numbers of troops. We would set our factories producing weapons, planes, ships and munitions. The whole economy would move on to a war footing. We would fight for our future. No price would be too high.
But we are at war.
We are battling not just for the future of our country but the future of the world.
The enemy are the capitalists who are presently plundering it for profit, who are clearing great swathes of rainforest, who are spraying the crops with insecticides and herbicides that ruin the soil and kill off our butterflies and bees, who are overfishing our oceans, harpooning whales, hunting for trophies, logging or mining and still using fossil fuels.
These are the people whose mantra is EXPANSION!! Who put PROFIT BEFORE PEOPLE AND NATURE!
The result of their actions are that the planet is warming and biodiversity is plummeting. They are destroying nature.
We have a battle for the future.
If we lose then we are looking at a dire future. Nature will be wrecked with up to a million species extinct. The ecosystems of our world will be ruined. Sea levels will rise putting most of our cities under water along with much of our farmland. Climate changes will cause droughts, floods, hurricanes and tornados. There will be mass starvation, mass migrations, wars for resources, conflict and the end to civilisation as we know it. It could even herald the end of mankind.
It seems to me that this is a war worth fighting – especially when you consider that the means to rectify the situation are no where near as drastic as engaging in a real war.