According to the latest findings, the number of animal species that went extinct as a result of a squandering human activity since the rise of industrial society is so enormously high it is possible to speak of a sixth mass extinction of species already underway and running in full speed.
How did we get to the situation in which the wildlife is rapidly becoming extinct?
Are we aware of our moral responsibility to the nature, and to the next generations of people that come after us?
What did those cold-blooded scoundrels, known as poachers, think every time they killed a white rhino for its horn? Why did they do it – to earn their living, for the sake of some wealthy customer somewhere, or as a cruel sport?
Or perhaps they did not think anything at all as they pulled the trigger on the living being who shared this planet with them?
You may ask yourself some of these questions as you read through this article.
With 1 male left worldwide, northern white rhinos under guard 24 hours, by Faith Kerimi (CNN)
Also, be sure to read:
Poachers kill last four wild northern white rhinos, by Lewis Smith (The Times, 2008)
A northern white rhino has died. There are now five left in the entire world, by Abby Ohlheiser (The Washington Post, 2014)
Recently, I was reflecting about current situation of our beautiful planet, browsing through some terrible pictures and worrying news from 2014, and I could not help but go sensitive and scribble a few words – my wishes for the upcoming year.
So, my wish for 2015 is…
Have you ever thought who are going to inhabit the Earth after we’re gone? Who are going to inherit the planet with all of its environmental problems that are becoming more and more apparent, until tomorrow there will be no way back?
These kids did. They are raising concerns for their future, on this planet. The future that is influenced by OUR actions today. Just like generations of our ancestors did not care enough to think that after them the planet is going to be inherited by their descendants, many people today do not seem to think that only through sustainable planning of our actions today we can guarantee that our children and grandchildren will not cuss every time they think of us, tomorrow.
A new documentary called Saving My Tomorrow, starring a group of young kids who are trying to improve the situation by helping the environment and literally, save their tomorrow, along with stars such as Alan Cumming, Susan Saradon, and Jeffrey Wright, premieres Monday, December 15 at 7PM, only on HBO..
If only more grown-ups today were as advanced in their awareness as these kids.
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