The Only Home We Have

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

Everyone should watch the documentary Home by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. This is precisely the information we all need to understand and act upon if we want our future generations to live in a beautiful world. In just the last 60 years our population has tripled. The more the world develops the more thirsty we are for energy. How will we satisfy that thirst? 1 in 6 people depend on fish as their primary source of protein. Yet 3/4 of fishing grounds around the world are exhausted, depleted, or endangered. What will we do when our oceans have been exhausted of fish? In America we use 800-1,000 liters of water per person per day. Water shortages could affect 2 billion people by 2025. Will you be one of those 2 billion? We are only 200,000 years old, yet we have managed to possess every habitat and territory like no other species ever has. Trees provide a habitat for 3/4 of all biodiversity but our forests are being turned into cattle ranches and soy bean farms to feed livestock in Europe and Asia. Will we exploit all of our resources as Rapa Nui did 600 years ago? 1 in 6 people live in unhealthy circumstances without clean water, sanitation, or electricity and half of the world’s wealth is in the hands of the richest 2% of the population. Does that make sense to you? Ice caps are melting at an alarming rate and sea levels are rising. 70% of the world’s population live on the coast, will your home be affected by rising seas? The delicate system that controls our climates has been extremely disrupted. We have no more than 10 years to change the way we live. What will you do?

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