Here and Now

For years scientists warned politicians, but they would not listen and the citizens only thought of what was good for them at that moment, not interested to learn about the impact of their ecological and carbon footprint. No matter what happens nature shall show mankind that it is always stronger than the human being, which has to learn by falling and standing up again.

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To remember

rainfall causes problems to roads, cars, and rail travel => Movement restricted

towns + surrounding areas plagued by floods this winter.

recollection of previous winters = cold mornings with frost covered lawns + a wind that slaps your face with a chilling sting

ground not prepared as no drainage is available + waterways are not viable

foliage not resting as trees + flora remain green > earth rest less

environmental change on animal life > effects of stress, lack of sleep + tiredness

wildlife struggle to maintain their habitats

Medicinalmeadows

image (2)My town and its surrounding areas have been plagued by floods this winter. Movement from town to town is restricted as rainfall causes problems to roads, cars, and rail travel. It seems to be raining for a season. My recollection of previous winters has been cold mornings with frost covered lawns and a wind that slaps your face with a chilling sting. If wet, lingering rain and floods are to be our depths of winter then we are certainly not prepared. The ground is not prepared as no drainage is available and waterways are not viable. The foliage is not resting as trees and flora remain green. I wonder what fauna make of all this weather? What effect is this environmental change having on the animal life?

robinIn our current ways of living we know the effects of stress, lack of sleep and tiredness. Will the earth rest less, will wildlife struggle to maintain…

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  1. medicinalmeadows replied:

    7 minutes agoMedicinalmeadows
    Thank you Marcus for the comment. It is now highlighted in the media that global warming is not the single factor. If we change our traditional land practices our cities are being flooded down stream to the cost of individuals. It is so sad seeing people displaced and homes wrecked. I hope this is resolved and not repeated in the future.

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  2. A big problem people are also forgetting is that we have too much concrete and too many hardened roads, plus too many stones covering the earth in the gardens, by which the water can not enter into the soil and everything has to go over the roads and in the sewage drains.

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    • medicinalmeadows says:
      January 4, 2016 at 10:25 am

      Our green spaces, gardens and lawns once pretty areas to houses in a street do seem to change in design in favour of larger driveways. Another problem is building higher and higher on hillsides and using existing drainage which then becomes too full. Over design over use and over board.

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