Wakeup Call – Amazon Oil Spill. Whilst looking through Twitter this week and reading all the great Electric Vehicle (EV) articles about the Cybertruck, Tritium’s trading as a public company on the stock market, and SpaceX launching rockets, I came across an article that made me stop and think.
Amazon Oil Spill
Footage of an oil spill in the middle of the Amazon forest.
Now I know most people think that cutting down a few trees and passing oil through pipelines is all about helping the world advance. However, this footage just exemplifies the lack of understanding and appreciation we have for the environment.
A river of oil flowing into the waterways of the Amazon forest, the “lungs of the earth”, has given insights into what scientist and more recently Elon Musk has been saying.
The World is in Crisis
Wakeup Call – Amazon Oil Spill. Whether it be climate, political, economic, or even common decency for each other, we have taken a beautiful planet, the only one we have, and turned it into a dumping ground. We rape and pillage it for our own self-worth, forgetting that somewhere down the track we will pay a price.
I know I normally write about Tesla and Electric vehicles in my weekly blog on EV-HQ.com, but this is to important not to comment.
I am not an environmentalist; I am not a scientist and I have no qualifications in relation to climate.
What I do have is a commonsense state of mind and a hopeful outlook on the world.
This footage has shown that we are neglecting the very thing that we hold most dear.
This planet was not put here for us to damage and destroy but to sustain our very existence.
Without it, we are no more than atoms floating in an empty void.
I don’t want to be a hypocrite by saying we have to give up on all things oil-based, but surely, we can do better. We can treat each other better and we can make better choices.
Currently, in Australia, the federal political landscape is arguing over the government’s choices around climate change and environmental responsibilities. In the electric vehicle community, there is frustration that the federal government is not doing more to transition to sustainable energy. Decisions should be made based upon the urgency and needs of the citizens.
Wake Up call
This footage should be a wake-up call that the world has a responsibility to manage it better. To see the choices of those of the past and realize that everything we thought to be correct may need questioning and reevaluating.
Change is hard!
Those who make the brave decisions now, will be better remembered by history in kind.
Those that choose the keep their heads in the sand and do nothing will be tarnished with inaction.
I have written before about making better choices for our children and grandchildren.
I have showcased those in previous blogs those that have worked to provide better choices. Here in Australia Greg McGarvie and ACE-EV have done just that with the introduction of their Electic Vehicle line up.
Elon Musk has been a giant advocate for the transition to sustainable energy. His companies like Tesla, SpaceX, The Boring Company and so many more are all about improving the environment or helping to assist humanity to be better.
Many would criticize this stand but in combination, all his companies can achieve so much more than by themselves. Something the world may need to consider for itself.
United we stand a better chance of overcoming adversity and challenge than individually.
If nothing else the footage from the amazon oil spill should demonstrate we need to do things differently. We need to step up, acknowledged our mistakes of the past, and work to rectify them, whilst considering each other.
The world is being run by greed, it’s time to run it with compassion, consideration, and understanding for each other and the world around us.