I love nature. There is something about nature that brings me peace and contentment. To me, a good vacation would mean an escapade to the places miles away from the city. But it is one thing to love nature, and doing something to preserve it is another. After all, we were made to be stewards of God’s creations, weren’t we?
I read Saab Magalona’s post on saving the Arctic this morning. Saab is a local actress and a fellow blogger who also happens to be the face of Greenpeace‘s Save The Arctic campaign. Below is an overview of what I’m talking about:
SaveTheArctic.org – In the last 30 years, we’ve lost as much as three-quarters of the floating sea ice cover at the top of the world. The volume of that sea ice measured by satellites in the summer, when it reaches its smallest, has shrunk so fast that scientists say it’s now in a ‘death spiral’.
For over 800,000 years, ice has been a permanent feature of the Arctic ocean. It’s melting because of our use of dirty fossil fuel energy, and in the near future it could be ice free for the first time since humans walked the Earth. This would be not only devastating for the people, polar bears, narwhals, walruses and other species that live there – but for the rest of us too.
The ice at the top of the world reflects much of the sun’s heat back into space and keeps our whole planet cool, stabilising the weather systems that we depend on to grow our food. Protecting the ice means protecting us all.
Here’s a short YouTube video Saab made for this campaign:
No monetary value can ever appraise how much nature is worth, so I’m asking my dear readers/followers to please spare a minute or two in signing the petition over at www.SaveTheArctic.org. I trust you will also spread the word; if not for me, at least for you, your family, and the future generation.
So, are you with me on this?
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