Today is World Environment Day. A day when people working for the environment and nature reiterate ‘every day is environment day’. A day when most others continue life as usual. Others still, may not even know this day exists, or may not care. 

Doesn’t matter. What does, is to realize that there is one earth, one home for all of us. Because we cannot just be perpetrators; one way or another, we will also be victims. Everybody can, and everybody must do their bit.

This song is dedicated to our home. And to all of you who have done something to mend the ways of the past, and to those who will in the future. More power to you!

 

 

 

(This song is my own composition. The video concept is not meant to showcase all that is wrong in our world, but to inspire to make those right. Listing out links of articles used in the video [far below]. Also, putting down the lyrics below for those interested. It was recorded at home on Garageband with an acoustic guitar. Hope you enjoy it!)

 

 

We’ve stared for too long, glaciers melting down
As we fed our souls, trees were all razed down
Rivers drying out, children crying out loud yeah
Everything else is dying, leaving us alone
We may be stuck in time, but time is running out

Ignorance of our past, is catching up on us now
Days are getting short, night is stretching long yeah
Crashing into darkness as we live on as we did
Yet we’re dreaming on yeah everything is gonna be alright
We’re just stuck in time, but time is running out

Somethings gotta give, give in to the truth, before we hit the wall
It’s a final call to heal, these signs that future deals, rising from our fall
Wake up from this dream, soak in what you see, step outside your life
Got no time to waste, when it’s time to act, and time is running out

We can’t be stuck in time, coz time is running out yeah

We can’t be stuck in time, coz time is running out yeah

We’re still stuck in time, time is running out yeah

We’re still stuck in time, time is running out yeah

 

Links to articles on the video (in sequence of appearance):

The Guardian: Most glaciers in Mount Everest area will disappear with climate change: Study
Business Standard: Climate change to trigger rapid retreat of Antarctic glacier
Phys.org: Sea-level rise claims five islands in Solomons: Study
Business Insider: Brazil losing forest the size of two soccer fields per minute
The Washington Post: The forests of the world are in serious trouble, scientists report
New Scientist: India’s drought foretells of greater struggles as climate warms
Hindustan Times: Quiet chokes the Godavari: River turns into trickle in Maharashtra
The Guardian: One in six of world’s species faces extinction due to climate change – study
The Guardian: Tigers declared extinct in Cambodia
The Guardian: One in five of world’s plant species at risk of extinction
Business Insider: Time is running out for African elephants: experts
New York Times: Grauer’s gorillas may soon be extinct, conservationists say
The Ecologist: Oceans running out of fish as undeclared catches add a third to official figures
The Washington Post: By 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans, study says
Inquisitr: UN warns of micro plastics ending up in the ocean, says one quarter of fish contain plastics – threat to human health and the fish we eat
New York Times: Nepal’s fast urbanization and lax enforcement add to quake toll
Sci Dev Net: Indian floods highlight dangers of rushed development
Hindustan Times: A year after Uttarakhand, disregard for ecology continues
Indian Express: Kanha-Pench tiger corridor: Govt to go ahead with widening of NH7
DNA: After NH7, Gondia-Jabalpur rail line doubling allowed through Kanha-Pench tiger corridor
Indian Express: Ken-Betwa gets wildlife go-ahead before site visit report
The Hindu: Ken-Betwa link a threat to tiger habitat: panel
The Guardian: Air pollution rising at an ‘alarming rate’ in world’s cities
Time: Air pollution kills more than 5 million people around the world every year
The Guardian: 28% of US bees wiped out this winter, suggesting bigger environmental issues
Independent: Bee decline could cause major global food production problems, experts say
BBC: Climate change: 2015 ‘shattered’ global temperature record by wide margin
CBS News: January temperatures break another record
The Guardian: February breaks global temperature records by ‘shocking’ amount
The Guardian: March temperature smashes 100-year global record
The Guardian: April breaks global temperature record, marking seven months of new highs
Reuters: ‘No Planet B,’ marchers worldwide tell leaders before UN climate summit
The Guardian: Great Barrier Reef: 93% of reefs hit by coral bleaching
CS Monitor: Great Barrier Reef bleaching could be final ‘wake-up call’ for climate action
Mongabay: Norway commits to zero deforestation
Mongabay: Ignoring scientists, Poland begins logging famous primeval forest
The Washington Post: A Japanese fleet killed 333 whales for ‘research’
Independent: We have the international momentum: now it is time to act on wildlife crime before it is too late
The Washington Post: Pope Francis: The world is near ‘suicide’ on climate change; ‘its now or never’
Phys.org: UN’s Ban says time to scale up action on climate change
The Guardian: Dalai Lama says strong action on climate change is a human responsibility
LA Times: Microbrewery’s edible six-pack rings create eco-friendly alternative to plastic
Tech Times: Consumers want to ban microbeads, Greenpeace survey reveals
Hindustan Times: Not diamond or gold, bride in MP wants 10,000 saplings as wedding gift
BBC: Illegal wildlife trade campaign enlists tourists
DNA: This organization provides training to fight forest fires in Uttarakhand

 

Featured image – New York Times: Grauer’s gorillas may soon be extinct, conservationists say

 

 

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