Wednesday, August 5, 2022
“Earth Day is every day.”
Mother Nature sat down for Part 2 of an interview with her SpokesHuman, Jack Goldenberg.
Goldenberg: Mother Nature, we can’t seem to get away from the terrible news. Every day there’s more destruction. Forest fires destroy entire communities. Sinkholes swallow up huge swaths of land. Heat waves make it almost impossible to breathe. Entire species are become extinct. Climate change is creating havoc on the planet.
Mother Nature: You think? And it’ll get worse. Much worse than you can even imagine.
Goldenberg: How so?
Mother Nature: Humans are in for a real awakening. Maybe not for you, but your children and grandchildren will find life almost unlivable.
Goldenberg: How so?
Mother Nature: Climate change will make it impossible to grow crops or feed livestock. Entire populations will have to move just to find drinkable water. Coastal cities will practically disappear under water. And with fewer crops, there will be famine worldwide.
Goldenberg: That bad huh? So, is there no hope for the planet?
Mother Nature: There’s always hope. Up to a point. It’s like I always say, “Only one thing can slow climate change. Human change.”
Mother Nature: But if humans don’t change their wasteful habits, if corporations and governments don’t do their part, all bets are off.
Goldenberg: Guess that’s got you pretty upset.
Mother Nature: Upset? How would you feel if you created the most perfectly balanced eco-system in The Solar System and then one of the species you created ruined it for every other life form on the planet.
Goldenberg: I don’t get it. Does it really matter if the Dodo Bird, the Woolly Mammoth or the Tasmanian Tiger disappear from the face of the Earth?
Mother Nature: You don’t get it, do you? Don’t you realize everything on the planet depends on the existence of everything else? Wipe away one species and the species that was dependent on its existence is threatened too.
Mother Nature: Take bugs or bees.
Goldenberg: You take bees. I hate ‘em. They sting.
Mother Nature: That’s just what I’ve been trying to tell you. Bees are essential to life on the planet. Like every other living thing ,from animals to plants to trees and coral reefs.
Mother Nature: Here. Watch this video. My friend and your fellow human, Bruce Manson, does a better job of explaining it than I can.
Goldenberg: Well, you’ve certainly given me something to think about.
Mother Nature: No, don’t just thing about it. Do something about it.
Goldenberg: Me? What I do doesn’t matter.
Mother Nature: Of course, it does. Stop counting on everyone else to do their part. If most humans started living more sustainably, this planet and all its species would stand a chance of going on for another 4 ½ billion years.
Goldenberg: And if not?
Mother Nature: If not, I’m checking outta here. Moving to Mars. Hmm. Mother Mars. It has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?
Goldenberg: Not really.
Mother Nature: How’d you think I look in Red?