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David Attenborough is a 93-year-old English broadcaster and natural historian. David hasn't just visited one continent, but every continent on the globe, exploring the wilderness of the planet while documenting the living world in all its variety and wonder.
In this documentary, you will learn and understand how things have changed drastically since 1937. How humanity has destroyed the beauty of the world and how we can also save it.
According to the documentary, the world's population back in 1937 was only 2.3 billion, with 280 parts per million carbon in the atmosphere and 66% remaining wilderness. But today, there are already 7.8 billion populations all over the world, with 415 parts per million carbon in the atmosphere and 35% remaining wilderness.
Actually, I wanted to tell you more about the documentary, but I prefer not to as I want you to watch this yourself instead. It's just that I don't want to be a spoiler, and I believe this documentary is something that you and your family should watch. This documentary isn't just to satisfy your boredom, but it is more to educate you about what's really going on in our only home -- our planet Earth.
Our planet is dying. I bet you know that. Some of you may have noticed it, others might just choose to ignore it, but our only home is really dying. And it's no hoax, people, but it is what it is. And if we don't act right now, then our future generation and their future generations and so on will suffer.
Remember the animated movie "Wall-E"? I hope you've seen this movie, but if not, I highly recommend you to do so. This movie was about humanity living in a gigantic spaceship rather than on the planet itself. That's because the Earth is no longer liveable to any living creatures, and animals and trees of any kind can only be found on the internet. And, as I've said, if we don't act right now, then that will be us in the future.
Science also predicts that in the 2030s, the Amazon Rainforest cut down till it can no longer produce enough moisture that will degrade into a dry savannah, bringing more catastrophic species loss, and altering the global water cycle. At the same time, there will be no more ice in the Arctic during summer, which means the speed of global warming increases. Imagine that!
In the 2040s, frozen soils thaw throughout the north, resulting in a massive releasing of methane, an nth times more potent than the carbon dioxide we all know. This means it will accelerate the rate of climate change dramatically.
In the 2050s, as the heat continues, the ocean becomes more acidic that coral reefs around the globe die, as well as the population of the fish crash. In the 2080s, food production in the entire world enters a huge crisis as soils become exhausted by overuse. Pollinating insects disappear, too, and the weather is more and more unpredictable than ever.
If you'd be so lucky enough to be alive in the 2100s, and wondering what will be the life during that time, well, I hate to break it up to you but the planet Earth becomes four degrees Celsius warmer. That being said, the majority of the Earth is no longer habitable and millions of people are rendered homeless. Moreover, a sixth mass extinction event is well underway.
Although most of us might be dead by that time happens, I still feel scared and worried about the people who are alive when that day comes. But don't worry because there is still hope if we start doing our part now. Every little thing we do can make an impact that can prevent these things from happening.
Unfortunately, the world has ruled by humans for humans, and the other living creatures are being taken for granted. Remember, there are only 35% of remains in the wilderness and that means more and more species are going to be extinct after losing their habitats. The more we lose them, the higher the chances that we are all doomed with our actions in the future.
This also reminds me of Keanu Reeve's movie, The Day The Earth Stood Still, wherein Keanu came to the world to wipe out the existence of humanity just to save the Earth. Coz whether you like it or not, we are the real enemy here. We are supposed to nurture and keep Mother Nature safe, but we are the ones who destroy it. Sadly, but it's true.