“Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty." 

- Albert Einstein

12 Years To Change A Fragile Future

Updated: Jul 31, 2019

By Shaun Britton

A Damning Assessment of our Impact on the Planet

Photo by Akil Mazumder

A recent report from the WWF reveals we have decimated almost 60% of wildlife since the 1970s. It carries a stark warning for the future, and it isn't alone. In an age bombarded by damning  ecological revelations of our global footprint, could a change in the way we approach animals and nature be our salvation?

Crisis Of Our Time: 12 Years To Change Course.

2018’s ‘Living Planet Report’ from the WWF, follows swiftly in the footsteps of the UN’s IPCC    report, another startling proclamation that we have only 12 years to curb our climate levels and   prevent catastrophe.

As the executive summary in the WWF report concludes: “We are the first generation that has a clear picture of the value of nature and our impact on it. We may be the last that can take action to reverse this trend”.

Like characters in a dystopian science fiction novel, we find ourselves peering over the horizon to a future unable to sustain us, and the beings with which we share this delicate world. 

The message seems clear; if we are to continue, we cannot continue as we are. The causes for this decimation are laid firmly at the feet of humanity in the WWF report, with over-exploitation, agriculture and land conversion the prime culprits.