REQUIEM FOR OUR EARTH The global crisis is a problem with many very many faces, which I have chosen to enlighten in my work “Requiem for Our Earth”. All nations […]
REQUIEM FOR OUR EARTH
The global crisis is a problem with many very many faces, which I have chosen to enlighten in my work “Requiem for Our Earth”. All nations are part of the global crisis, and I don’t want to point a finger at any others, but rather look at the problems in our own backyard, which are ours to solve. In Finland we have mining laws that allow violation of nature, and we emphasize the monetary interest of the wood industry over the question of diminishing our carbon footprint. Time after time we humans emphasize our entitlement to have the right to eat meat and to exploit ‘our’ natural resources. Some even argue that man was given the right to rule by the Bible. Therefore I have chosen quotations from some of Pope Francis’ speeches, where he emphasizes our Christian responsibility to take care of God’s creation. ‘God always forgives, we men forgive sometimes, but nature never forgives.’ What will be left if we don’t take care of our Earth? This question has unified millions of people behind Greta Thunberg who says in her speech from Davos 2019 ‘I don’t want your hope, I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic […] I want you to act as if the house was on fire, because it is’.