Turned the idiot box on this morning but turned it off as “they” were blaming cats for killing the wild life.
Humans kill more wild life directly – through road kill: hunting: culling:realestate development:mining:bushfires –and indirectly because of cultural norms, than any cat.
Kookaburras were culled because they were killing other birds
but the reason Kookaburras and other larger carnivores (magpies and crows) kill other birds is because humans are depriving them of their other food sources
Scientists have been telling us that we are causing the extinction of all life since before I was born:
I didn’t like American humour until “Men In Black”
It was the first time I was aware of that they used social satire as humour:
“I’ve noticed an infestation:
barely conscious pawn scum :
Totally convinced of their own superiority as they scurry about their short pointless lives.”
In a more recent movie “Don’t Look Up” the satire is so true!
When I was a child the population of Australia was 9 million
In South Australia the suburbs were small country towns
When we went to the UK in 1959 I wondered how people knew when one town ended and another began because there was no gap between them.
So I have seen firsthand the human plague destroying the wild life.
I read Sci fi anthologies when I was young because Asimov wrote short stories
I loved sci fi even at an early age
There was a short story ( not Asimov – I cannot remember the author –was more than 60 years ago) where ET’s passing our planet noticed an infestation destroying the planet’s ecology so the ET’s exterminated the human infestation)
In 1972 Asimov published “The Gods Themselves”
instead of just stopping what is causing the problem
humans expect scientists to find a solution
A tree meditation
I love the meaning of this word
The quote is from chopra.com One of the most common translations of namasté is “The divine light in me bows to the divine light within you.”
Sounds great – except… trees give off oxygen (many people still don’t realize that truth).
At the end of the day – oxygen is far more important to me.