I received an email today from the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds). I receive a lot of unsolicited emails and usually scarcely acknowledge the content before moving it to Trash but this one caught my eye. In large letters on a mock shop sign it said:
Nature's closing down
There's a lot of information on the internet about the climate crises and I'm afraid I am becoming quite blasé about it all but this touched a nerve. It says that the natural world we are living in is dying and points out that we have lost nearly 38 million birds in the last 50 years. It says that life as we know it could disappear within the decade because nature is closing down.
I don't want that to happen but I don't know what I can do about it other than sign their petition, which I have done. If you would like to sign the petition then please follow this link:
On second thoughts there must be more that I can do so I've drawn up a list. Send me a smiley face either here or on Twitter @RosalindAdam if you already do, or are planning to do, any of the following:
- Recycle and don't throw things away if possible. (We have a recycling bin and I feel quite righteous when I fill it up.) 😀
- See if there are community groups cleaning up parks etc and volunteer to help. (I may not do this due to arthritis etc.) 😀
- Don't waste water (I always turn off the tap while cleaning my teeth and that's a start!) 😀
- Don't buy disposable items and try to avoid plastics where possible. (We now have milk delivered in glass bottles and we put out the empties like in the olden days.) 😀
- Keep reminding each other to do the above. 😇
Wouldn't it be awful if nature starts to close down over the next decade. I'll finish this blog post with the following disturbing image, courtesy of Analytics Insight.