We wake up in the morning. Washing our face and teeth is part of our daily routine, before the day begins. What if not a single drop of water would come out of the tap? What if not only us, but the other 4.5 million citizens in Cape Town would have to face the same issue? This is not a scene from a new disaster movie from Hollywood, but the shocking reality. The traditional city of South Africa came very near to close all taps in the city.
The shrinking of the Aral Sea is an excellent example of the terrible destruction caused by mankind in just a few decades. We cause damage to the environment without understanding the irreversible and unpredictable consequences of any artificial intervention in the balance and order of nature. The decay of the Aral Sea has become the greatest, human induced, ecological disaster of our age and an example of negligent water management as well as the severe consequences of climate change.
The recent migration crisis is only a glimpse at what will happen if Africa’s food supply problems are not resolved - states Dr. Endre Kanizsay, a tutor at Szent István University. According to this recognised agricultural expert, the huge potential of Africa needs to be exploited, though that is not possible without education or training.
Planet Earth is like a small boat floating in the universe. If the boat sinks, then I think we will have to all sink together – said Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban-Ki-moon, expressing the most important message of climate change, in Leonardo DiCaprio’s documentary film entitled ‘Before the Flood’. The Academy-Award winning actor researched one of the most urgent problems of our times both as a worried man and as a UN peace ambassador. Climate change is not just coming, it has arrived!