The relationship between humans and the environment has to change – Advice Eating

John Hallwas

Yesterday, April 22nd, was the 53rd annual Earth Day event, initiated in 1970 to draw attention to our environmental issues and to emphasize the need for a serious human response. Of course, this now has global participation from those who recognize how dire our situation has become. Earth Day commentators estimate that more than a billion people from 190 countries now participate each year.

And no wonder. A multitude of books, articles, TV reports and online sources describe a wide range of serious problems, including climate change (causing burning forests, rising sea levels, increased storms, etc.), air pollution, deteriorating water quality, loss of biodiversity through extinction and landscape degradation. Of course, these problems—coupled with the growing world population causing it all—are already leading to poverty, disease, hunger and displacement.

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