What is Global Habitat Destruction?

Global Habitat Destruction

Photo Credit: Polar Bear on Ice Flow

Polar Bear in Alaska

Habitat destruction is happening all around us.

And it’s happening in so many ways large and small. The term global habitat destruction is simply a reference to the sum of all of the smaller parts,- the sum total of all of the individual impacts on a planetary scale!

In this introduction we’ve covered some of the basic questions you might have about global warming, such as, What is global warming?, and…. What are greenhouse gases?, We’ve talked about which words to use, Global warming or climate change?, …. We discussed the role that trees play with the basic question, What is deforestation? And lastly,- we concluded with “What is the relationship between agriculture and climate change?

If you have gained one bit of insight from this brief introduction on the challenges surrounding the issue of global warming, it is my hope that you are seeing now that the issues involved are extremely complex and intertwined with a broad range of lifestyle connections,- forever linked with the challenges of providing transportation for, as well as feeding, an ever-growing human population. Global warming has a multi-faceted relationship connecting our actions and lifestyles with our environment, beginning with each of us as individuals, and extending to our cities and states, our nations, as well as the entire world.

Verbiage and Lessons Learned.

As I was a child growing up, and later as a young adult and even now as an older adult, I remember all along, reading about and hearing references in the media to different terms and catch phrases, like acid rain, the hole in the ozone layer, and more recently, the ever-prevalent references to global warming and climate change. The media goes through stages according to whatever is the hot topic of the day!

While the issues that these types of words refer to are ever-present and all-important issues, the hype surrounding them tends to be ephemeral. It comes and goes according to whatever works best in grabbing attention in the headlines of the day.

Whatever words you want to use, it all boils down to Global Habitat Destruction.

This is not an attempt at fear-mongering. This is an attempt to point out something that is headed our way. And if we don’t pay attention it’s going to hit us.

Like a speeding train.

At the end of the day, if I could have my wish it would be that I like this site to be a reminder that these words are basically all labels, describing symptoms all pointing to one over-riding theme,- a consequence of ‘global habitat destruction.’

They’re all just Labels.

And no matter what label is attached to the individual symptoms, I encourage you to think of them globally. They are all the product of the same world-view, of seeing our world as a resource. Extracting and burning producing and manufacturing, and using our land, air, and oceans as an unlimited resource, and a bottomless trashcan receptacle to receive our waste.

We are basically pretending that the world is a giant bottomless trashcan that is never going to fill up.

The End Results.

The end result of this world-view is an infinite number of different symptoms and effects, including air pollution, water pollution, and plastic pollution, and in terms of global warming and climate change, an impact both on rainfall and weather patterns, including extreme weather events ranging from heat waves, to droughts, to forest fires, to hurricanes, the melting of ice caps and glaciers, and the rising of sea levels.

With an untold number of side effects on our health, such as cancer, heart and lung-disease, and even depression.

But we can Be The Change!

We can break this world-view!

Solving our environmental pollution problems and the issue of global warming by replacing fossil fuels with clean energy, basing a strong capitalist economy on this new energy, as well as improving our existing agricultural practices are arguably some of the most daunting challenges the human race has ever faced. But yet, what are the answers? Are they all here, right before our eyes?

What’s Next?

In moving forward, the focus of this website will always be on the ways that you, as an individual, can overcome any feeling of ‘smallness’, and ‘powerlessness’ in the world,- and ways that you can vitally contribute towards a solution to the global warming problem. The model being promoted here is always that you can make a difference! And don’t let anyone, or anything, tell you that you can’t!

Stay Connected!

To stay informed of updates, as well as to leave your own comments, suggestions, and ideas, you are invited to share, connect, and follow updates using the social media links.

What’s coming next is the list of top ways you can personally pitch in to help save the environment. The hope is to create something that will be a little different than the hundreds of lists you’ve read before!

I look forward to seeing you again as new material is added to the site! Thank you for taking the time to visit and listen,..

Story by John Edwards

Photo Credit: Nasa Explorer 1

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