We need beauty in this world.
Are we killing the environment? Or is it now killing us? Just the question for the day.
We have been so warned… that the convergence of food, water and energy crises could create a ‘perfect storm’ within about fifteen years. Well, just maybe. Would that not be a royal bummer? Also factor in unabating population growth, climate, melting icecaps, the plight of pollinators, detrimental agricultural practices, and excessive energy extraction and consumption. Oh well, it seems that the gloomy reports just never end predicting the timeline of our demise or that of some of Earth’s creatures…
Raising questions about the sustainability of modern civilization and its ability to continue.
Birdwatching has been a welcome distraction to all the bad news being written about the environment as of late, but it also has been a hobby bringing it to the forefront. It helps to make one more aware of the importance of the many obstacles that face humanity by just seeing what is worth protecting besides ourselves.
Are things not quite as bad as they seem, or are they getting worse? Hard to tell from all the reports.
The only way to not think about these things is not to follow the studies published.
But a head in the sand – – – suffocates.
Unfortunately, the responsibility falls to billions of us to make the trillions of decisions of change. I guess we just keep the faith.
Pretty birds make me smile, and more smiling is needed throughout the world. Would the world not be just a bit better off if we all keep smiling?
I am headed to eastern Pennsylvania (after just returning from western PA where a few of the birds in this post were taken at Presque Isle) and this and all the following posts will be scheduled until my return. No internet where I am staying at my cousin’s mountain house. I hope to have some pretty images from there when I return. Keep smiling!