The Human Story

(Firemen tackling the Australian bush fires)

The scene was total and absolute destruction. It’s more like a disaster movie. A BBC reporter claimed on the news today that the acres of land burnt in Australia is akin to fifteen million football pitches. Throughout the Christmas and New Year celebrations, I watched with growing apprehension as Australia burns with such ferocity, it was like the end of the world. And in other parts of the world such as Indonesia, Kenya, and a large swathe of Africa, people were losing their lives in natural disasters such as flooding, landslides, etc.

Thankfully, it has started to rain in Australia, but we’re not out of the woods yet. The worrying climate event around the world forms part of our human story.

 

Climate change is a reality. Temperatures are rising as large sheets of ice in the Arctic continues to melt. And yet, some governments around the world were paying lip service to improve pollution. We are literally killing our home, planet earth. All our bickering, superiority, and worries pale into insignificance if we lose our home. We lose everything.

 

When I compared the drama surrounding the semi-retirement of Prince Harry and his wife, Megan, from active royal duties, to the heartbreaking news of our climate, it was a welcome distraction. Don’t get me wrong; I think the press has unfairly vilified Megan, but she is also human as we all are, but the challenge that is facing us all dwarfs any drama playing out in the Royal family. Or the Middle East, for that matter.

Speaking of the Middle East, I was on my way home in a cab earlier this week when the driver suddenly retorted.

”Solemaini is alive, everything is a conspiracy, President Trump is colluding with the Iranians to increase the price of oil!”

”Well, we can’t be sure,” I muttered nonplussed, and I didn’t know how to react. Then he continued,

‘The world is a stage; there are men in power who control everything that happens in the world.”

”You’re right, but what about climate change?”

”I don’t know about that,” he replied.

His response got me thinking. The average person may have an opinion about every topic and incidents around the world, but Global warming is still not that important. Sir David Attenborough hammered home another warning today, and we need to act now. I genuinely hope our human story will not end in tears because we live in such a beautiful world!

 

 

I’ll touch on other matters now. It’s a bit surreal that while I was busy running around, working, attending hospital appointments, I haven’t updated my website for months, although I feel guilty life’s been, well life. This is my first article in a long while, and I’m sorry if I’m ranting.

I am currently working on a short film, a documentary called ‘Chasing Humans,’ for one of my Master’s degree modules. The film touched on core topics around safety in London. I wrote and directed it, and I’ll keep updating on the progress of the film.

I have missed many awesome articles from my WordPress family. I will visit every one in a couple of weeks after meeting some of my deadlines.

It’s so good to be back. I hope 2020 would be an excellent year for us all.

Much love, always! 🙂

 

8 comments on “The Human Story

  1. Our ‘home’ as you’d so rightly put it Seyi, is under a lot of strain. While the media keep badgering Megan (mind you, she’s not a saint), there should be more coverage on the issue of climate change.
    I don’t know how you find the time to whip this article up; you’ve got enough on your plate as it is! 🙂

    Christy Nelson

    • Seyi Sandra says:

      Thanks for your comment Christy. Prince Harry and Megan’s treatment in the hands of the media is an epitome of human pettiness, the insults hurled at them is saddening. I hope they would be happy now. Climate change should always be in the news, but I guess that would not sell newspapers. Thanks for stopping by, and don’t forget to recycle! 🙂

  2. Ste J says:

    As much as the average person can do, big business and governments have to lead the way and not use it as a way to make more tax money. Once that is achieved, and we laud people fighting climate change and not people like Greta who just complain but do little other than get headlines, then thing will change. Most worrying is the people talking about the ‘end times’ and revelling in the fact they think it will all be over soon.

    • Seyi Sandra says:

      I guess you’re right. But I don’t think taking care of our world should rest solely on government and big corporations. If everyone is really keen to clean the environment, make certain life choices that would limit the impact of pollution, our world would last longer. I think Greta is creating awareness, that may not be much, but at least it’s got people thinking., and every little helps. The world may not be over soon, but if we keep going at this rate, it may be sooner than we expected.

  3. ToxickToe says:

    It’s good to see you post again Seyi. I’ve missed your articles. I sometimes wonder if we are too late and there is nothing we can do now. I mean, we can try but is it too late? We don’t know if any changes will work any more.

    All we can do is hope and try to make the idiots see what we are doing to the world. Over a billion animals killed or displaced. That is something that climate change will end up doing to the whole planet.

    There’s an old saying I love. I can’t remember where I saw it, or who said it, but it’s:

    The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago.
    The second best time is today

    • Seyi Sandra says:

      It’s so good to read from you Al. I’m involved in so many projects at once it’s a miracle how I managed to survive until now.
      The climate change debacle, will remain so until we start doing everything we can to change. From life style choices to big corporations and government, everyone must contribute to preserve our world.
      Thanks for stopping by Al.😀

  4. utesmile says:

    I agree with Al, and the saying is a Chinese saying, I know it too and it is right.
    We all need to work together to save the world. Everyone’s action count. Unfortunately tabloids love stories of Royals etc, always has and it sells. I just wish everyone to lead a happy life.

    • Seyi Sandra says:

      I wish so too Ute. Apologies for the late reply. While massive news are making the rounds, the press are more concerned with stories of Royals. You’re right, sensationalism sells. Have a great weekend! 🙂

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