Your Soul Food for the week of Earth Day 2021: “The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.”

“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.”

This week:

  • Reflections by Incredible Phantom
  • Ecoside- A Crime with No Name
  • Carbon Dioxide Levels are Higher than They’ve been at Any Point in the Last 3.6 million Years
  • Bonobos Offer Clues To Why Humans Evolved To Value Niceness
  • Animal Wonders of the World That Will Blow Your Mind!

And Into Action:             

Getting Our Climate Act Together: Addressing Climate Change at All Levels
              Thursday, April 29, 2021
              5 p.m. PDT

Reflections by Incredible Phantom:

FOR MANY YEARS NOW THESE CONFLICTS IN MY HEAD HAS BEEN A MONKEY ON MY BACK,

SO TO MAKE IT CLEARER TO ME I DECIDED TO TRY A POEM AS A HACK.

DO NOT FOR EVEN A MOMENT IN TIME BELIEVE THE WORLD IS A BETTER PLACE,

REFLECT AND BE WARNED THAT SO FAR ITS A LOSING RACE.

ALL RELIGIONS BELIEVE IN PEACE , MORALITY AND BROTHERHOOD OF MAN,

AND INSTEAD ITS BRED HATRED AND GOT BLOOD ALL OVER ITS HAND.

WHAT THIS WORLD NEEDS IS A SPIRITUALLY OF A DIFFERENT KIND,

ONE THAT BRINGS HARMONY AND PEACE OF MIND.

CHILDREN ARE SOLD AND INNOCENTS ARE SLAUGHTERED DAILY WITHOUT SECOND THOUGHT,

BY POWER BROKERS AND POLITICS THAT ARE EXTREMELY FRAUGHT.

THE POWERFUL AND THEIR CRIMES ARE ALWAYS BAILED OUT IN DUE TIME,

 WHEREAS THE POOR DO NOT EVEN HAVE A DIME.

AS HUMANS WE PRIDE OURSELVES AS THE MORE SUPERIOR AND INTELLIGENT BEING,

 YET WE HAVE WIPED OUT MILLIONS OF SPECIES WITHOUT CARING OR SEEING.

THE TRUMPS, PUTINS AND MODIS ARE VOTED BY US INTO POWER,

  AND THEN WE SIT BACK AND REFLECT IN OUR IVORY TOWERS.

THE GAP BETWEEN THE HAVES AND HAVE NOTS HAS GONE SO FAR,

 AT SOME POINT SOON THIS WILL BRING ON A SOCIAL UPHEAVAL NOT SEEN BEFORE.

WE HAVE DUE TO OUR CARELESSNESS AND GREED DESTROYED NATURE,

 AND YET WE HAVE RIDICULOUS DOUBTS SO PLEASE LETS MATURE.

PEOPLE ARE YET JUDGED BASED ON DIFFERENCES IN RELIGION, COLOUR AND LANGUAGE EVEN IN THEIR PRIME,

 SUCH ARCANE PRACTICES SHOULD HAVE NO PLACE IN OUR WORLD AND ARE A CRIME.

CAPITALISM AND SOCIALISM HAVE FOR CENTURIES BEEN AROUND,

BUT THE ANGER GROWS AS NOW WE DO NOT EVEN TRY TO FIND SOME COMMON GROUND.

TECHNOLOGY OF TODAY IS A GAME CHANGER AND ALL A RAGE,

BUT TRY EXPLAINING THAT TO ONE WHO CANNOT MAKE ENDS MEET ON MINIMUM WAGE.

MATERIALISM AND OVER CONSUMPTION WITHOUT RESTRAIN AND THOUGHT,

THATS WHAT HAS LED TO OUR CURRENT ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER AND MORALE DROUGHT.

OUR CHILDREN ARE GROWING UP IN A WORLD OF STRESS, DOUBTS AND DEBTS,

THATS WHY YOUTH MENTAL ISSUES HAVE SOARED TO LEVELS TO FORGET.

COLONIALISM YET EXISTS BUT IN THE GUISE OF 3RD WORLD DEVELOPMENT AND AID,

CHINA NOW OWNS WHOLE COUNTIES IN AFRICA AND TAKE A GUESS IF ITS THE POLITICIANS AND BROKERS OR THE PEOPLE THAT WILL BE PAID.

THE WORLD SPENDS TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS ON WEAPONS TO KILL HUMANITY,

BUT 10 MILLION CHILDREN DIE OF DISEASE OR AS CHILD SOLDIERS WHICH IS INSANITY.

COUNTRIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY ARE YET BRUTALLY RULED BY KINGS, DICTATORS AND EVIL FRATERNITIES,

 I HOPE YOUTH POWER WILL CHANGE THIS FOR ETERNITY.

SOCIAL MEDIA IS ON ITS WAY TO BE ONE OF THE MOST UNFORESEEN TYPES OF DESTRUCTIVE FORCES,

MISINFORMATION AND FEAR MONGERING ARE ITS SOURCES.

IT IS ATROCIOUS THAT WOMEN ARE YET EXPLOITED AND TREATED BADLY IN SOME LANDS,

WE AS A SOCIETY HAVE A DUTY TO CORRECT THIS AND TAKE IT IN OUR OWN HANDS.

OUR CRUELTY IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS TO VAST POPULATIONS OF ANIMALS IS NOW AN OPEN SECRET ESPECIALLY FOR OUR MEALS,

ITS TIME WE UNDERSTAND THEY HAVE RIGHTS AND TO HEAL.

FOR SURE THERE ARE MANY MORE ISSUES THAT NEED PEOPLES SEAL,

BUT THE BEGINNING IS THAT WE MUST MAKE A CONSCIOUS EFFORT TO REALLY FEEL.

THE ONLY THING ON MY BUCKET LIST IS A YEARNING TO LIVE A VERY SIMPLE HUMBLE LIFE AND HELP THE NEEDY AND POOR,

THIS IS THE ONLY WAY I CAN FEEL WHOLE, WHEN ITS TIME TO GO THROUGH THAT FINAL DOOR.

I FEEL I MUST SHARE THIS WITH MY LOVED ONES AND DEAREST FRIENDS,

AS YOU HAVE BEEN A CONSTANT FROM THE VERY BEGINNING TO THE END. INCREDIBLE PHANTOM

Ecoside- A Crime with No Name:

Lawyers from around the world are working together to draft a legal definition for a crime that so far hasn’t had a name under international law: “ecocide.” The term is broadly defined as the systematic destruction of the environment. The move comes at a time when action to protect the environment is undeniably necessary. And the science is clear: Without serious action to mitigate damage, all life on Earth will pay dearly as climate change continues to shape our world. If these lawyers succeed, they would be raising ecocide to the level of genocide in international law and providing a powerful tool to hold entities that pollute our planet accountable. What would it mean to make environmental degradation a crime? And how powerful is international arbitration in preventing this type of destruction?

A Crime With No Name: The International Definition Of ‘Ecocide’ | New Hampshire Public Radio (nhpr.org)

Carbon dioxide levels are higher than they’ve been at any point in the last 3.6 million years

The rise happened despite an estimated 7% reduction​ in global emissions due to the pandemic, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Climate change: Carbon dioxide levels are higher than they’ve been at any point in the last 3.6 million years – CBS News

Bonobos Offer Clues To Why Humans Evolved To Value Niceness:

Humans evolved to be nice — at least sometimes. The trait has helped us succeed as a species. But how did it happen? A look at some peace-loving apes in Democratic Republic of the Congo offers clues.

Bonobos Offer Clues To Why Humans Evolved To Value Niceness : NPR

Animal Wonders of the World:
This will blow your mind!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c5BHlmNCx4

Want to do something?
Getting Our Climate Act Together: Addressing Climate Change at All Levels
Thursday, April 29, 2021
5 p.m. PDT
Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla invites you to join us for Getting Our Climate Act Together: Addressing Climate Change at All Levels.
The science is in: Climate change is real. So, what now — and how? Hear experts discuss the issues and how we can protect the health and well-being of our global population, our most vulnerable communities and our environment. From algae flip-flops to open-source education, scientists, policy scholars, physicians and educators from across UC San Diego will explore new and practical ways to address the urgent impacts of climate change.

Register at: Home – Getting Our Climate Act Together: Addressing Climate Change at all Levels (cvent.com)

Thanks this week go to Kershaw C and environmental justice warriors everywhere.

Please pay it forward!

Love,

Neville

“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.”

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