The clocks back this weekend, which also means …..the telly is brilliant at this time of year!
Happy Friday friends.
This week’s song by Earth Wind and Fire celebrates the start of Autumn in September but as we reach the end of October it is in full swing.
And, O joy of joys, Autumn Watch was back on the telly this week. I love it! Autumn is easily my favourite season and Autumn Watch is one of my favourite programmes. With rutting Stags, industrious Beavers and migrating birds, the natural world and it’s diverse species in all their glory are captured wonderfully by the clever covert camera set ups and the brilliant BBC wildlife teams. It really does show how lucky we are to co-exist with these wonderful creatures.
In recent years the focus has been on conservation and the importance of habitat protection. In simple terms, how are these amazing creatures going to survive if we keep destroying where they live and allow climate change to wreak havoc.
The Living Planet report, produced by the World Wildlife Fund shows that we have lost an un-believable 69% of the global wildlife population in the last 48 years.
Quite frankly lovely readers, if you’re not shocked by that, your heart has clearly been stolen by Satan and your conscience got up and followed it out the door.
I’ve not minced my words there, because, no-one likes wordmince.
Humankind’s insatiable desire to cut down more forests, farm more land, extract more minerals and build ever bigger bits of infrastructure has clearly not helped. But couple that with pollution and climate change and we have a biodiversity loss of epic and catastrophic proportions on our hands.
More, more, more must ultimately leave us with less, less, less.
The dwindling bee population was long ago identified as a threat to our very own survival, it is widely known that without our pollinators the food we rely on is jeopardised.
The wonderful Planet Earth III also began last Sunday with Sir Dave highlighting the plight of the Green Turtles on Rain Island off the great barrier reef. When the eggs buried in the sand go above a certain temperature the foetus inside becomes female, or, too hot and it dies altogether. Global warming has caused their numbers to drop dramatically and they are in danger.
And don’t even get me started on my beloved Orangutans and Elephants, they both deserve a blog of their own.
But, as always, and as championed by Nanny Violet (you’ll need to have read last weeks blog to understand that), we must balance the doom and gloom with positives, and thankfully, there are plenty.
Thanks to the amazing work from the likes of the Sir Daves and the Chris Packhams, the plight of our natural world is now obvious and the global community seems to be responding.
Ambitious schemes to re-forest our savaged woodlands and rainforests are well underway.
Re-generative farming and agriculture is now being adopted massively. Hedgerow and wildflower borders are being re-introduced and have been subsidised by the UK government to incentivise farmers to support ecosystems which allow the pollinators they depend on to thrive.
Oceans, seas and waterways are being protected like never before so pollution levels can be reduced.
At Syntech, we’re directly involved with replacing carbon fossil fuels which have caused our people to die as a result of pollution and poor air quality.
So, lovely readers, the future is potentially bright, who knows, maybe we can finally learn that by giving more, more, more, it will actually get us more, more, more!
Thanks for reading, Have beautiful weekend.
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