Nature / Human Impact
"Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing wonder and awe - - the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me." Immanuel Kant
Human activity and an ever-increasing population have already devastated much of our planet. More and more species are becoming extinct every day. Gone forever. We must act now to save a Planet In Peril.
New UN Climate Report: We’re All Doomed "Unless we act dramatically and quickly, science tells us our climate and our way of life are literally in jeopardy. Denial of the science is malpractice." March 31, 2014
"In essence we're just a conceited naked ape. But in our minds we're some sort of divine legend. We see ourselves as some sort of god. We walk around the earth deciding who will live and who will die and what will be destroyed and what will be saved. But the fact is we're just a bunch of primates out of control." Paul Watson
'One animal or plant species may become extinct every hour. All species are doomed to extinction, but man through worldwide development/killing animals for food/profit/using toxic chemicals such as pesticides/industrial wastes, will accelerate the extinction of plants/animals and the result will be a more hostile environment for man.' Eric Eckholm ~Worldwatch Institute
Earth Rights “The natural world is an equal stakeholder in maintaining the wellbeing of the planet—an active participant that is worthy of our respect. ” Jocelyn Mercado from Sacred Planet
IUCN https://www.iucnredlist.org/en The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Dec.7/22 Montreal - As countries prepare to negotiate a new global agreement to protect Earth's environment, the head of the United Nations warned there was no time to lose. "Humanity has become a weapon of mass extinction," U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told delegates to the COP15 biodiversity summit. "This conference is our chance to stop this orgy of destruction."
Let it be said that - There are no animal problems, just problems people create for animals.
“If all the insects were to disappear from the Earth, within 50 years all life on Earth would end. If all human beings disappeared from the Earth, within 50 years all forms of life would flourish.” Jonas Salk, biologist
Our tortured land: Humankind has already crossed the point of no return in the planetary disaster its behaviour is causing. Because of the overbearing pathological presence it has evolved into, the human race is a failed evolutionary experiment, has become a garbage species, taxonomically and in an obvious behavioural sense. Its mindless, runaway, now unstoppable reproduction has turned it into a toxic fungoidal mass ooozing over the planet destroying everything before it as it spreads.
March 16-23 2020 Think Exotic Animals Are to Blame for the Coronavirus? Think Again.
Scientists have fingered bats and pangolins as potential sources of the virus, but the real blame lies elsewhere—with human assaults on the environment. The problem is the way that cutting down forests and expanding towns, cities, and industrial activities creates pathways for animal microbes to adapt to the human body. (Source: TheNation.com)
Let’s be clear: The COVID-19 outbreak was caused by humans. Without a demand for wildlife products, we would not have coronavirus. Unless we start reporting on the true cause of this pandemic and its implications for animal agriculture, we'll never be able to make the changes necessary to prevent the next outbreak. (Source: Sentient Media)
We have only ourselves to blame for this pandemic. We alone threaten the balance & self-regulation of nature.
April 8, 2020 Rome: Pope Francis has said the coronavirus pandemic is one of "nature's responses" to humans ignoring the current ecological crisis. (Source: CNN)
August 5, 2020 Intensive farming heightens pandemic risk: study
The United Nations estimates that three quarters of land on Earth has been severely degraded by human activity since the start of the industrial era (AFP Photo/Carl De Souza, above left) https://news.yahoo.com/intensive-farming-heightens-pandemic-risk-study-151759613.html
June 2023 The reality of the importation of wildlife into Canada
An analysis of Canada's declared live wildlife imports and implications for zoonotic disease risk Sign our petition to join us in calling on the Government of Canada to end the import in wild animals and end the global commercial wildlife trade. Forever.