We have been living on Planet Earth as if we were making an overnight stop at a cheap motel. We throw towels all over the place, pile up take-away food cartons and beer bottles, and don’t worry about the hairs in the sink or lipstick on the mirrors.
But our planet isn’t a temporary stop over, and there’s no cleaner to tidy up in the morning. It’s true that Nature can clean up almost anything given enough time, but this takes many centuries if not longer.
We will grow old with the problems our parents started – problems that we have been make worse a thousand times over. Wouldn’t it be nice to think when we have children or grandchildren that they won’t grow up wearing masks to school, that there will still be butterflies fluttering around the flowers in the garden, and abundant natural wilderness to discover?
To make that happen, we need to realise that the Earth is our home, not a temporary stop in the night!