In possibly one of history and mankind’s worst-ever crises and disasters, we apparently have developed a solution almost at the speed of a bullet train. This is a global exercise.
That is, indeed, an amazing achievement if the success is achieved as claimed. Not only that, but, indeed, a good cause for celebration as it gives mankind confidence in the otherwise not so cheerful and bleak future.
This incredible achievement could also lead to other problems being solved, such as a cure for cancer and other incurable diseases, and, indeed, the colossal environmental problem, the climate change.
It appears that when we do put our minds to it, the human race can overcome insurmountable problems and triumph over the worst that nature might have for the human race.
Let’s hope the imminent end of this present pandemic will herald the dawn of the second Renaissance on a global scale.
We hope that 2021 will see the human race entering a completely new phase of relationship with planet earth, beginning a move from exploitation to guardianship of all its bounty in all its aspects.
The steps taken to counter the pandemic undeniably improved the environment. In our rush to pre-pandemic activity, we must recognise that the problem of global warming that is leading to increasingly unstable climatic conditions needs to be addressed.
Let’s ensure that 2021 begins a ‘long march’ to living in equilibrium with nature, before it is too late. Let us learn to treasure life in all its beaty, not just that of the human, the importance of fostering life in all its forms, maintaining the complexity of the global integrated ecosystem, and most importantly of recognising that life in all its forms is sacrosanct.
Happy New Year to all, where ever you may be.
God bless us all.