I'm extremely saddened by the egotism, greed, and lack of compassion by both people and corrupt corporations that are contributing to the destructive impact of industrialized nations. In this moment, we are all witnessing the rapid disruption and alteration of our planet’s biosphere and we are still carelessly wasting resources and destroying the Earth's fragile ecosystems. The exponential rate of man-made climate change is the collective result of our selfish, repetitive actions, our over-consuming society, and profit-based, consumerist world economy wasting resources and destroying our Earth's fragile ecosystems.
Humankind has drastically altered the planet, atmosphere, and has even polluted space with over 670,000 pieces of space debris, exploration equipment, and human spacecraft. Our careless human activity is having a devastating effect on our climate system, resulting in: hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, droughts, floods, landslides, forest fires, record temperatures, melting glaciers, melting polar icecaps, and deteriorating eco-systems and agriculture.
People are increasingly disconnected from each other in regards to authentic social interaction because of mobile technologies such as computers, tablets, smartphones, and personal music devices. Children are growing up disconnected from nature, raised on sugar and GMO-sourced junk food, fast food (especially pizza), TV shows, violent video games, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Tinder, and Facebook.
We are passing a pivotal moment in human history where we still have the ability to gain control of the rapidly accelerating biosphere of the planet. We all have the responsibility to take initiative in being accepting and supportive of our transition towards an ecologically-sustainable global society. When more people realize that helping other people, animals, and our environment is more important than power, image, drama, and materialistic merchandise, we will start seeing change. We must all choose to take action, stay strong and optimistic, and have dignity and compassion for others.... then we will thrive.
Sincerely, Alekz Londos of Advanced Disaster Relief; humanitarian, environmentalist, photojournalist and extreme activist.