So there it is: Temperatures are going crazy all over the planet, for most of this year already. Winter in Europe was close to non-existing, fall over here too warm. Climate change not happening? I know that there are some of you who do believe that it’s all blabla. I don’t. I believe that we are heading into big changes that will have a massive impact on us. Maybe not on you and me and hopefully not on our children but further down the line. Storms are getting more and more extreme, heatwaves, the fires that come along with it and extreme colds killing people almost every year. Reefs are dying and species after species are getting extinct. Is this really the world we want to leave behind?
Spare a moment to figure out if you’d like creatures like the beautiful turtle above to be around for the grandchildren of our grandchildren to be seen swimming in our oceans. Turtles, crocodiles, sharks and whales have been around for millions of years and yet, we manage to bring them to the brink of extinction… Let’s spare the future generation from missing out on so many beautiful things we still enjoy.
“It is not too late to save the reef. But it will take courage and leadership to make the kinds of decisions necessary to do it. The alternative will mean we’ll be explaining to our grandchildren that we had the chance to save this natural wonder – but we were too selfish to take it.” – Tim Flannery on the dying of the Great Barrier Reef (see link to article above)