This strengthened my resolve when I realized the need to speed up the awareness of our role as humans in creating a destructive world that will become more and more uncomfortable to live in. To re-think our lifestyles towards regenerating damage to natural eco-systems while we regain our health and wellness will challenge us exponentially in years to come. Jenny Slabber, Climate Reality Leader
Former vice president of USA, Al Gore and Leonardo diCaprio teamed up to make the movie “An Inconvenient Truth” a number of years ago to bring to our attention that mankind was very quickly “self-destructing” in our greedy unsustainable, over consumption of natural resources. Especially harmful is our relentless burning of fossil fuels, and unsustainable abuse of soil in agriculture which causes damage to the fine-tuned and delicate balances of our essential natural eco-systems like air, water, soil, plant, and animal life that sustain ALL life on Earth.
The movie Inconvenient Truth showed us some scary consequences, which if we continue living irresponsibly we will feel more discomfort and extreme weather events like droughts and floods, heat and cold, crop failures leading to food scarcity which will cause famine and increased food prices, plagues and diseases in rapidly urbanized and growing city populations, melting of Arctic Ice which will raise sea-levels and cover many coastal cities, and a loss of islands like Manhattan, the Maldives, as well as prime real estate in SA (perhaps the Cape Town Waterfront?)
So, what happens to our plant, animal and insect species’ that rely on stable seasons and temperatures for their life cycles like germination of plant seeds, the estrus cycle which controls fertility in animals? We are already seeing a serious increase of animal and plant species becoming extinct, perhaps humans could be next!
But enough doom & gloom as we can all do our bit towards using this provision in a wiser and more sustainable way and this requires “Team Mankind” to pull together and change things for the better!
Farmers are truly custodians of the FUTURE as they can be instrumental in changing the piece of land that they manage for the health of the Earth and all its inhabitants as follows: