Hallo, greetings, dear ‘Save the World’ Friends, whereever you may be on ‘our’ Globe,
Today 28th July 2022 is Earth Overshoot Day.…. you might ask what does that mean?
Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. In 2022, Earth Overshoot Day lands on July 28. We maintain this deficit by liquidating stocks of ecological resources and accumulating waste, primarily carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
Earth Overshoot Day is hosted and calculated by Global Footprint Network, an international research organization that provides decision-makers with a menu of tools to help the human economy operate within Earth’s ecological limits. (see their website and donate should you desire.
It is sad to note that each progressive year since 1977 our ‘overshoot’ has increased and in 2022 we have taken out resouces for the whole year in just 7 months.
When one considers recent deterioration in climate change, wild fires, earthquakes, flooding, rising sea levels and extreme heat from our Sun it becomes obvious that our efforts to tackle climate change are mostly feeble and whilst our politicians are the people who decide actions to be taken they do not seem to have sufficient political will to do so.
DRASTIC STEPS WITH WORLD WIDE PARTICIPATION IS REQUIRED
(This must be very clear to everyone across our world)
In November 2021 I suggested that, under the guidance of a strengthened United Nations, we need to urgently tackle Global Warming based on a ‘friendly war footing’ for all countries, with set obligatory instructions per country.
I also refer back to what I wrote in Issue No 10 dated May 2022:
Failure (of a country) to achieve a Target is only acceptable when the reason(s) for failure could not be avoided (legally called ‘Force Majeur’). Otherwise failures, which could have been avoided, would bring penalties (not necessarily financial) on the Country concerned.
I would like to see a United Nations Meeting being called soonest, whereby, in priority preprepared Plans (with Targets per country), for such a ‘friendly war footing’ approach to achieve the necessary goals can be discussed and accepted. Such an approach would bring the World closer together all having a common goal.
Is this wishful thinking ?
I personally believe that the public, world wide, and particlarly our worried youth would welcome such an approach, however, the question remains:
Do we have the Political will to do it ?
Please United Nations, make it possible by trying…. you will succeed !
LETS GO ! WHERE THERE IS A WILL, THERE IS A WAY !
Let us not forget that the United Nations, under the leadership of Mr Guterres, are really doing great things throughout our World and for that we must honour and respect such achievements. A further giant step for saving Mankind is now required which again falls on our United Nations who will need to receive funds and manpower to achieve such a goal.
SAVE THE WORLD NOW – WE CAN AND WE MUST
NB. Are our Politicians fit for purpose ? Many, of course, are. However, the importance of their leadership in these times of existing and soon approaching disasters to the world means they must step up and give the highest priority to Global Warning. Drastic measures are required and selfishness must excluded from the hard decisions already facing them.