It's just over a year ago since the so-called "Doomsday Clock" was pushed forward to 100 seconds to midnight – the closest symbolic point from an “apocalypse” since 1953. However, in recent days military activity around the world may just leave the "experts" wishing they had moved it a little closer.
You would think during a world pandemic and climatic catastrophes our world leaders would forget their differences and get together to work out our only planet's problems and do a "decent human thing."
To expect our leaders to act as "decent human beings" though is, after all, a very naive idea on my part.
“Now learn this illustration from the fig tree: Just as soon as its young branch grows tender and sprouts its leaves, you know that summer is near.
Available data from the Food and Agriculture Organisation released in March 2021, shows us that an increased occurrence and intensity of disasters is the new normal. Within the first few months of 2020, huge swarms of desert locusts began ravaging countries across the Greater Horn of Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and Southwest Asia - just one more hit to farmers already impacted by floods, cyclones, hailstorms, animal diseases, droughts, and other shocks. By its end, the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season produced 30 named systems, far surpassing the usual 12-storm annual average.
Our Environment Is Collapsing Just As Severely As Our Society.
I read somewhere that to really understand something is to be liberated from it. Yet, how can we liberate ourselves from our vain attempt at global progress which has, in all intents and purposes, destroyed the very place in which we live? Our world is collapsing, an implosion on a scale unimaginable just a few years ago.
As a species, we have accomplished incredible achievements in medicine, science, physics, technology and art. Men have walked on the moon and our scientists have sent spaceships to every planet in our Solar System. We seem to be capable of doing anything we want but two problems have dogged us for thousands of years: accomplishing peace and eradicating poverty.
Police in Belgium made 116 arrests after a demonstration in Brussels over the death of a young Black man who collapsed while in police custody turned violent. Police said most of the violence took place after a largely peaceful demonstration Wednesday of about 500 protesters - some holding Black Lives Matter signs - ended in downtown Brussels. "A group of demonstrators (50-100 people) remained on the spot and caused various incidents and degradations," police said, adding that several police officers were injured in the clashes.
Wednesday, 13 January 2021 As Covid-19 stole the show in 2020 another drama unfolded with a record-equaling hottest year ever; the hottest decade ever recorded and the 6 hottest years in the past 6 years! And don't hold your breath for a brighter future, just 2 weeks in and 2021 is already a nightmare developing
2020 will be remembered for the Covid-19 and the chaos it brought to a world not prepared for such a pandemic. However, and somewhat hidden because of Covid-19 and other major events Climate Change continued its relentless march in 2020 and causing the US alone, a record-busting 22 billion dollars in weather-related disasters in 2020.