The United Nations International Mother Earth Day 2022 is today 22 April.
The day is a call to action. Mother Earth herself is calling us to action because nature is suffering.
While I’m sure you don’t need any reminders, the signs of that suffering include:
- extreme heat
- the pandemic
- vulnerability and extinction of fauna and flora
Humans contribute to the suffering through pollution, deforestation and changes in land-use.
We are all called to take individual, as well as collective, action. As stated on the website:
‘The healthier our ecosystems are, the healthier the planet – and its people. Restoring our damaged ecosystems will help to end poverty, combat climate change and prevent mass extinction. But we will only succeed if everyone plays a part.’
Frankie has an urgent message for all of us.
He tells us there are no excuses and lists 19 of those most often expressed. Perhaps you’ve heard some of them. He tells us how to end the excuses with information and action.
“I’m already doing as much as I can.”
“We’ll lose too many jobs if we phase out fossil fuels.”
“I’m just one person, I can’t make a difference.”
“We need fossil fuels for our economy.”
“I won’t see the effects of climate change in my lifetime.”