I am not dumb and I am aware that this is not the proper section to do this post but I want to caught attention from all our community to what's happening all over the world and, the most important, I want to hear from you guys what you really think about it.
The purpose of my topic is to make all of you think about whats happening around us and think "how can I help?" The response is not always that simple but before talking about this lets give a look at the latest "natural disasters" that did hit us like a (heavy) hammer only in the past 6 months:
Amazon is burning
Hurricanes at Bahamas, USA and China
Floods at India, Nepal and South Africa
Earthquakes at Greece, Indonesia, Philippines, Japan and Peru
Cyclones at Comoros, Mozambique and Tanzania
Are these "natural disasters" really "natural"? Or it is all a result of what we, humanity, have been doing in the past centuries?
Money, money and money. That's what moves humanity. Am I wrong?
The men seems not to have limit to their greediness and day after day they want more. They destroy their own house (our planet) just to have more. But what for? Can't they think that the future generations will have no world to live if the actual generation keeps like this? Why are all these men building empires if their own childrens will have no chance to enjoy it?
At March the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released the balance of the impacts of floods, hurricanes and severe droughts in 2018. Extremes of the climate hit 62 million people and displaced more than 2 million worldwide last year.
According to the WMO, since 1998, at least 4.5 billion people in the world have already been affected in some way by climate extremes.
Hurricane Florence and Michael were two of the fourteen most expensive disasters of 2018 in the United States. They caused about $ 49 billion in damage and more than 100 deaths. Super Typhoon Mangkhut affected more than 2.4 million people and killed at least 134 people, mostly in the Philippines.
More than 1,600 deaths have been linked to intense heat waves and wildfires in Europe, Japan and the USA, where record economic losses of nearly $ 24 billion have been reported in the US. The Indian state of Kerala has been hit by the worst rainfall and worst flooding in nearly a century.
And the most recent, the burning in the Amazon.
Despite the government's ban on burning in the Amazon, outbreaks of fire continue to occur. On the first day of September there was a record of 980 focus in the region.
In August, the number of fire outbreaks was almost three times higher than last year. There were 30901 focus until the 31st of August. A high of 196%.
So again my question.. what for? Money, money and more money.
But what we can do to help to save our planet?
A good start would be to start to look at our own actions. Stop using plastic bags, stop littering the streets, help plant (and care for) trees, protect endangered animals and so on.
That may not sound enough (and surely that is not) but if everyone would do a little part we would be able to make the Earth great again.
Last but not least, I have been donating to WWF to help to save the endangered species for such a long time and now I would like to invite everyone from our community to vote for WWF's Emergency Fund for the Amazon in the next Choose a Charity from Stake and Primedice (and social medias). Please vote as much as you can.
And for those that can donate directly I would be really thankful for helping us to protect our planet. Doesn't matter how much you can donate, every donation counts.