“ Nothing will be left, nothing in the air, nothing under the earth, nothing in the waters. All will be exterminated.”
- Leonardo Da Vinci
To assess the situation of our planet around year 2005, a project named "Millennium Ecosystem Assesment" was initiated. 1360 scientists and 95 countries from UN took part in it. The 45-member board of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment reported that
At the heart of this assessment is a stark warning. Human activity is putting such strain on the natural functions of Earth that the ability of the planet's ecosystems to sustain future generations can no longer be taken for granted. Humans are damaging the planet at an unprecedented and raising risks of abrupt collapse in nature that could spur disease, deforestation or dead zones in the seas
More intense research followed under the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Seeing the community quiet over receiving similar results, M. Mizzi wrote:
How sad it is to see so much damage being done by man and by the misuse of new technology. How can the theologian, the spiritual leader, the scientist or the politician keep silent in front of such a tragedy! Is it at possible that so much harm is being done to the earth who is our mother ? Is it at all possible that science can do nothing to stop this tragedy of which the first step will be man himself ?
The morale is, simply gaining knowledge will not change us. A Conscious effort is needed on our part, if we want to change ourselves.
WMD & MAD[edit | edit source]
Weapons of Mass Destruction can cause Mutual Assured Destruction