Lately, a report came about the deficient level of pollution. I guess climate activists will be happy about this. For the past years, farmers in Europe were at loggerheads with their political representatives over the usage of glyphosate, a dangerous herbicide to control weeds. Then, there are the Fukushima nuclear problems in Japan, in France, and many developed countries. Apart from these, we hear and see reports of western countries sending wastes to the developing nations as if the latter is the dumping grounds for their irresponsibilities. They call it “Global Trade Waste“, but I call it, total irresponsibility.
Man has been auto-destructive for centuries, in particular, in the name of globalisation. While we see the advantages of modernity, we are forced to feel the consequences of it. We know the weather was acting out bizarre as it is being stretched beyond the limit. So, we give it a name: CLIMATE CHANGE.
How many people’s lives are impacted as a result of climate change? Many are suffering from all kinds of diseases. Others did not live longer because their lives are cut short. Many were forced out of their ancestral lands by governments who wants to have those lands at all costs. If only, we can get to see the value of self-destruction we imposed on ourselves, whether consciously or unconsciously. Jehovah owns the earth, whether we like it or not.
The Ecclesiastes (6:12b) sum it up flawlessly when it says, who can tell what happens after we are gone? In other words, we don’t own our lives. If we destroyed the earth, what do we leave behind for our children and their future generations to come?
Let us reflect as we remember this Earth Day.