One of the areas I have a great interest in is the biological and geographical sciences which are fundamental to our understanding of a sustainable future and ensuring that the stability of our future generations is assured. Never more than now do we need to take stock of our impact.
This is a concept that we are only now starting to realise and come to terms with. You see, there are no Greek Gods watching over our planet, ready to save the day, when things go too far. It is entirely up to us to do something about it.
It is absolutely imperative to remember that the resources of this planet are finite and moreover, that we are working are way through what we have left at an astonishing rate. Couple with this, the fact that we are not coming up with alternative forms of energy use in a hurry.
Wind power, electric cars and other novel ideas have all put in an appearance, but nothing has really grabbed our attention yet and persuaded us to steer in an alternative direction.
When thinking about how many of our resources came to exist in the earth in the first place, it does seem as though we have been very disrespectful of the way we have so casually extracted the fossil fuels etc, from the ground. After all, these resources have taken hundreds of millions of years to become what they are today and there is no way the present conditions on this planet will ever be as well-suited to being able to produce these fuels again.
Coal and oil are from the Carboniferous period of this planet's history, a time way before the first dinosaur ever roamed and at a time when there was a higher content of oxygen in our atmosphere; this is not going to be repeated again, so we desperately need to come up with some other energy resources and fast!