In this world we now live, much different from a few years gone, imbued from conditions that have concerned me greatly, this post is written.
Over the years climate change has risen to concerns that saw the beginning of a movement started with Greta Thunberg from Sweden; acknowledge by the G7, UN committee. However, not much has been done to stop the actions producing climate change within our world. There is no doubt that each one of us is responsible, however, some ignore their responsibility. So much so, that the continuation of excessive automobile use, discarded chemical waste that contaminates our rivers and drinking water, pesticides over-use on our farms, improper burial of the dead coupled by leader’s inability to use logic is unequivocal actions that has warmed the atmosphere, the oceans, and the land. Actions, if not changed will be irreversible.
Justin Trudeau in a tweet dated August 15, stated, “As we rebuild from a once-in-a-century crisis, this is our generation’s time to take actions and change things for the better.” Is this his way of putting the weight on the shoulders of the young? For changes to come leaders have to take actions with the words they use, in short walk the talk. Monkey see monkey do is a fact that works. Without sight of good leadership, a majority don’t follow.
This year alone we have seen a pandemic of COVID 19, risen temperatures, floods much higher, wildfires in many parts of the world out of control; causes of worldwide disasters as people lose their wealth, health, and life. Disasters that were once rare have now become commonplace and will be worse in the future, unless we put our minds and hearts together, instead of selfish wants that will not see a better future for the upcoming generation. The pushing ahead for fame and fortune many will not be able to enjoy because of poor health.
THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
This will lead to massive emissions of greenhouse gases, which will cause the yield of vegetables to fall, and this will be varied between factors of water shortage and less filter age of the sun’s rays. Torrential rains, droughts, and uncontrol fires will result because of increased heat waves and lack of water. The melting of permafrost which contains organic matter of dead plants, animals, and humans deep-freezed for thousands of years. Once the frost thaw and the remains decay, this will lead to further emissions of greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide, and methane into our atmosphere; breathe in, and mixes with our blood, it inhibits the blood’s ability to carry oxygen to body tissues including vital organs such as our heart and brain, producing heart failure and brain damage.
With regards to our food, a rise in carbon dioxide in our climates will increase some crops, such as rice, soybean, and wheat. However, weather changes will impact the growing seasons of specific crops. Flooding as an example of season change, will see a decrease in some crops and will cause more to grow and purchase. These changes will force scientists to figure out new ways of producing more food. However, by the time they come up with a new way, will it be advantageous?
THE EFFECTS OF IMPROPER BURIAL OF THE DEAD
Throughout the centuries man has not come to the realization that what they keep doing, from the improper burial of the dead, is in effect producing stronger and bigger Superbugs; strains of bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi that are resistant to most of the antibiotics and other medications commonly used to treat the infections that they cause. Each year, superbugs infect more than 2 million people and kill at least 23,000 people nationwide. Because of their immunity to antibiotics, it becomes vital to take precautions to prevent them from spreading diseases.
BODY DECOMPOSITION TIMELINE
24-72 hours after death the internal organs decompose
3-5 days after death the body starts to bloat and blood containing foam leaks from the mouth and nose.
8-10 days after death the body turns from green to red as the blood decomposes and the organs in the abdomen accumulate gas. Several weeks after death the nails and teeth fall out.
1 month after death the body starts to liquefy.
Decomposition varies due to weather, temperature, moisture, PH, and oxygen level.
THE EFFECT ON OUR OVERALL FOOD CHAIN
All living things feed on what they need to survive. When we eat of each, we digest the nutrition’s from that which we eat. From improper burial of our diseased dead, food is given to the plants and animals we have all along been feeding on for survival.
The way in which a diseased body is buried protects our health and the planet. As the diseased body begins further decay after burial, maggots take over. The maggot’s food for survival are injured animals, fruits, and rotten vegetables. As they survive, they are carriers of the diseased decomposed body consumed. The diseased they carry gets on to a living host, that one carries the diseased—the chain continues. All animals eat maggots, this includes chicken—when maggots are available to them, birds, and animals. The soil from which our foods are grown if not treated properly are carriers of contaminated nutrients [most don’t realize.]
Agriculture specialists work hard to produce stronger, more disease-resistant, and higher-yield crops. Unfortunately, with science comes concerns over genetically modified foods and the effect such foods will have on the human body over time.
Climate change has already impacted our food supply; time will tell how much for the better or worse.
Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE): is a family of bacteria that are typically found in our stomachs, but some of these bacteria can cause life-threatening blood infections and are resistant to all antibiotics.
Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter: Acinetobacter baumannii is the superbug strain of this bacteria and it can be found in soil and water and on the skin. It develops a resistance to antibiotics more quickly than other bacteria and is most common in hospitals.
Now, I am not professing to know it all, or even a scientist to which I speak, this is just my thoughts expressed from observation of leaders and quote-on-quote professionals who in my belief, should change their way of doing things, instead of like children experimenting with lives.
As previously stated, each one of us has the responsibility to take part in the upkeep of our home—this planet we share, or those who have or are trying to achieve fame and fortune will not be able to enjoy it when achieved.