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“Rewilding The World”. . . . . . To Save Our Planet and Ourselves

Sir David Attenborough and BBC have produced a sobering, yet hopeful, documentary entitled OUR PLANET a couple of years ago which is being featured on NETFLIX as a television series.  We’ve seen a few of the episodes and I have to say I am shocked and saddened by the reduction in the size and scope of the earth’s wilderness and utter destruction of wildlife and their natural habitats.  Their numbers have decreased at an alarming rate pretty much in proportion with the rate of exponential growth of the human population. 

David’s answer to saving the world and the human race is largely based on what he calls “rewilding the world“— since we depend on a balanced and healthy biosphere in which wild animals play an integral and important role. They are not separate from us in the ecosystem.  Our existence is dependent upon how we live on this planet in balance with Nature.  This is not the case now and hasn’t been for several decades. 

Just this year David published a message to humanity, and last year he produce “A Life on our Planet,” a trailer of which I’ve posted below. I invite and encourage you to take the time to view the videos below.  It’s past time we do something to save our planet . . .  and ourselves.  Take 12 minutes out of your day to spend with David Attenborough via these three clips. Let the information and messages he presents enter the larger consciousness of humanity through your consciousness.  When you’ve finished viewing them, share this post with your friends and relatives.  And if you have NETFLIX, look for David’s documentaries and enjoy them.  I am finding them most inspiring and hopeful. The photography alone is incredible, taking you up close and personal to these beautiful creatures, both great and small, where you can hear them breathing.  I am moved to tears at times seeing the beauty of our planet and its wild inhabitants and seeing how badly we’re treating them.  I am so aware that the Creators enjoys his/her creation through our eyes and ears.  Lend them yours.  Enjoy! 

(View with full screen and listen with earbuds or headphones for a richer experience.)

APRIL 2019 — “REWILDING THE WORLD”

SEPTEMBER 2020 — A Life On Our Planet

JAUARY 1, 2021 — A Message from David Attenborough

There are many authors and concerned planetary citizens, such as Richard Heinberg (The End of Growth) and Sir David Attenborough, who have been sounding the alarm and wakeup call for at least half a century.  Yet little has been done in the way of significant and essential changes in the industrial complexes of human society. Well, we’ve run out of time.  The eleventh hour has struck.  The brick wall is right in front of our faces: “THUS FAR AND NO FURTHER” reads the handwriting on the wall — Simon and Garfunkel’s “words of the prophets . . . written on the subway walls And tenement halls, And whispered in the sound of silence.”  The whispers and silence of the sixties have been shattered by the shout-outs of Sir David Attenborough, Richard Heinberg and others.  The question is, Who’s listening?  

Apparently, Some Are Listening.

We do see some withdrawal from fossil fuels taking place in certain countries.  Here in the U.S. President Biden is focusing his attention on clean renewable energy, intent on weening America from fossil fuels altogether in two or three decades.  It appears this trend in the area of renewable energy alone has gone global.  It’s a start, but we’re still cutting it close.

There are other areas calling out to us for stewardship, as Sir Attenborough features in his documentaries. Coral reefs are bleaching in warming and acidic sea waters and dying, along with their aquatic inhabitants.  Palm oil farms in Africa are replacing wildlife habitats, driving our apian brothers and sisters out of their familiar dwellings into smaller forests.

On the High Seas, the ocean home of Blue Whales is under threat.  Unsustainable fishing is depleting the coastal herring fish that whales and sea lions feed and depend on.  In some coastal sea waters, fishing restrictions are being put in place where cormorants and boobies feed on sardines and anchovies, allowing our airborne creatures to multiply and grow.  Biodiversity is increasing in protected areas allowing the fish population to increase in number, eventually spilling over into fishable waters, benefitting both sea and human life. 

But in the wild, grasslands are being lost to agriculture, except in places like Mongolia where wild horses survive and thrive — and in India where the great grasslands are aggressively protected.  Where the grasslands are protected, the grazing herds are bouncing back. (www.ourplanet.com)

I am encouraged by Sir Attenborough’s documentary OUR PLANET that we can do this: restore our planet’s wilderness to a healthy and balanced ecosystem, the very foundation upon which the human species entirely depends for its survival and longevity.  So, let’s just do it, by God, the only way we can do it.  Although David refers to the planet as “our planet,” Earth does not belong to us.  We are tenants along with the inhabitants of the wild kingdom, put here to steward this Garden of Eden and care for the birds of the air and fishes of the sea and the creatures that crawl upon the earth.  In the words of the psalmist: 

“The earth is the LORD’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.” (Psalm 24)

We were given dominion over creation, not ownership. The word dominion literally means lordship.  As lords and ladies under the loving reign of the Lord of lords, we tend the Garden in partnership with Nature.

I welcome any thoughts you may wish to share.  Until my next post,

By love.  Be loved

Anthony

tpal70@gmail.com

Lagniappe:  When you have an hour to spare, you may thoroughly enjoy this “Deep Dialogue” between astrologer Pam Gregory and Stewart Pearce.  A very important, timely and current astrological reading for our times.   

Global Warming a Galactic Event, Part 5: Our Ecological Demise

So far in this series on global warming, we have visited the solar system through the eyes and meticulous research of David Wilcock, the results of which are written up in his 2011 book The Source Field Investigations.  In the last post we reviewed the data on Earth changes that are not caused by industrial pollution.

 I’ve said that we are only destroying ourselves by polluting the earth, our water and our air.  Earth will take care of herself as she moves through evolutionary changes occurring by reason of the passage of our Milky Way Galaxy across an energetic threshold into an intensified strata of cosmic energy.  She will go on to experience her rebirth and renewal, with or without us.  

Ours is a species that is in danger of extinction, along with the hundreds of other species that are going extinct on almost a daily basis.  We decry their loss and, understandably though needlessly, take on the blame for their extinction, including our own impending demise, when this is all a natural part of the evolutionary creative process.  New forms of life are coming in and old ones going out all the time, but life cannot be extinguished.  As an enlightened poet once put it, “Unconquerable life prevails.”

In this post I want to look at how we are destroying our ecology and, with that life-support system, our natural habitat and ourselves.  As much as I like to  keep a positive and optimistic outlook and try to avoid  the negative and pessimistic doomsayers, when I viewed this interview of Chris Hedges by Bill Moyers, which my wife brought to my attention, my heart sank into deep sadness at what we are doing to the natural world to maintain our mad consumption of Corporate America’s productions fueled by sheer greed.  I felt a jab of pain in my stomach as I watched mountain tops in the beautiful Appalachians of West Virginia being blown up for coal by corporations that find it cheaper than mining for this filthy fuel source.  Our Mother Earth is being ripped open for her minerals. 

 Here’s the intro to the interview: 

There are forgotten corners of this country where Americans are trapped in endless cycles of poverty, powerlessness, and despair as a direct result of capitalistic greed. Journalist Chris Hedges calls these places “sacrifice zones,” and joins Bill this week on Moyers & Company to explore how areas like Camden, New Jersey; Immokalee, Florida; and parts of West Virginia suffer while the corporations that plundered them thrive.

These are areas that have been destroyed for quarterly profit. We’re talking about environmentally destroyed, communities destroyed, human beings destroyed, families destroyed,” Hedges tells Bill.

“It’s the willingness on the part of people who seek personal enrichment to destroy other human beings… And because the mechanisms of governance can no longer control them, there is nothing now within the formal mechanisms of power to stop them from creating essentially a corporate oligarchic state.”

“For approximately 150 years after the industrial revolution commenced the world has been in a situation where it had sufficient surplus to simultaneously promote growth and prosperity. By the mid 1990’s our growth was at the rate that we needed about 1.25 earth masses to sustain consumption. It has steadily gotten worse as consumption continues unabated. Now we are in a situation where we no longer have sufficient surplus to promote growth and prosperity. This requires a paradigm shift. Mr. Hedges is demanding that all of us complicit in this growth, take a step back and think about consumption in a new context – a perhaps moral/sacred context – and each of us should now say – enough is enough.” (Viewer BigMoo’s comments)

What you are about to see and hear is not pretty, but see and hear it we all must.  Everyone who cares about life and living on this beautiful planet needs to sit for 51.5 minutes and face the ugly facts of the consequences of our consumerism.  Don’t put this off.  See it now or at some other time today.

It may well be that this is how we as a species are meant to face the ultimatum Mother Nature and planet Earth have placed before us: evolve or perish.  It is obvious that many of our own species are perishing and will perish in massive numbers in the descending spiral of destruction as this madness continues unabated.  

A growing number of human beings, thank God, are moving in the ascending spiral of evolution in an apocalypse of light that is lifting our species to higher levels of consciousness.  Everything is not lost.  The Creator has larger plans for His/Her body of Mankind on Earth.  So, weep not for the loss of the old consumptive man and his old polluted world.  The new creative Man is rising in the midst of death and destruction and is about the business of creating a new and healthful world. The media simply is not interested in what’s ascending and growing, but only in what’s descending and perishing.  There is cause for rejoicing, which I look forward to writing about in future blog posts.

I have an excellent post in the making for my next Healing Tones blog: a book review of Hugh Malafry’s latest novel, The Light at Lindesfarne.  (Click on the link to read the press release just released today). I’m looking forward to telling you all about this timely novel.  So, stay tuned.  Until then, 

Be love. Be loved.

Anthony Palombo

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