MOTHER EARTH: Let us Listen to Her Cry. Our Mother Earth has been crying out for so long. She has never stopped giving us whatever we needed: food, water and shelter. Allowing us to flourish in her abundance, never asking for anything in return.
But now she asks for our support, our love, and our action. I believe we have to teach extensively, the children about the protection of the earth and the importance of following a “global ethic” to safeguard our planet. And we have to act NOW. Because we have waited for too long.
I do understand that humans and societies need to develop and progress. But at what cost? Our industries and corporations are destroying the very fabric that makes life possible and beautiful. We must now listen to the cries of Mother Earth.
Of course, we as humans are destroying this balance, and Mother Earth is crying out in pain. Can you hear the cry of Mother Earth?
Mother Earth is speaking to us:
“Please wake up, my children, and see what you are doing. Your atomic bombs have laid waste to billions of precious lives, even the most fragile life forms and micro-organisms, across vast swathes of silent desert and open ocean.
You have cut down and set fire to my forests, and poured toxins into my atmosphere and waters. You have sliced out my mountains and precious earth to search for fossil fuels, gold and bauxite.
Your nuclear power plants, and factories of chemicals and steel have released radioactive waste into my waters and poisoned my earth.
My body reeking and twisting with pain has brought forth storms and tornadoes, floods and hurricanes. I am a living earth and my quakes and volcanoes express my life-force, and my pain.
My dear children, please listen! These beautiful fish are also your brothers and sisters, they are also crying for your help.
If living species in the oceans are dying, how long will you last? Please remember, my beloved ones, that you cannot take any steel, gold and bauxite with you when you die.”
Many of us have forgotten that we are one with the Earth. The Earth is not a separate entity from us. We are part of the Earth, and the Earth is part of us. The Earth is not a resource for us to exploit at our will. The Earth is us, and we are all children of the Earth.
MOTHER EARTH, Let us Listen to Her Cries . Let us together help to entirely redesign our economic systems and ways of living with the Earth and each other. There is the need for immediate action to make a bold transition to a clean energy in the future.
It is not just for climate action, but also for climate justice, recognizing that human poverty and vulnerability is intimately tied to environmental degradation.
This is a call for a fundamental shift in our collective consciousness and understanding of the world and our place in it. Let us come together, and care for our Mother Earth.