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3 days

That is the amount of time a human being can live without water.

3 minutes without air and 30 days without food. We look at nature around us and observe with what speed our rivers have dried up. 8 billion people and our entire world of food depends on this water. And our time span without it is 3 days!

This is not enough time to jail all those who have (mis)used our planetary resources as consumables for financial self-interests. It is not enough time to restore our long term disharmonized relationship with nature. It is not enough time to install technology for drinking water and irrigation. The time we had we wasted in looking away and talking politics.

Lesson learned?

Have we now accepted that our sustainable prospects as a human species are no political or financial debate. That we cannot eat or drink money. That the laws of nature are the real economy? That our individual financial interests are worth nothing when we are dead! That we have to take responsibility of our essential values together. That we have to it now! We don´t have decades. When things like these droughts happen we don´t even have years or months.

We need to accept massively level 4 regional development, a Sustainocracy of shared core values and responsibilities. It is as simple as that.

Earthbeat reveals climate drama and we are all part of it

The global smartphone video challenge project, Earthbeat, received 77 entries from 31 countries around the world. The video challenge was shown during the climate conference at COP26. It revealed the local effects of the mining industries and industrialized agricultural on the habitat of indiginous people. Changes in their ecosystem, floods, disrupted food chains, pollution that kills food resources, expropriation of their lands, expelling people, unjust land ownership, criminality etc are all crimes against humanity and our planet. It is not just these minorities that suffer. They are a prelude of the problems that spread as a blanket of destruction across the entire world. The question arises: Who is to blame? The miners or farmers? The capitalist greed behind it all? Or is the modern western “consume it all” addictive culture? Is the politics to blame that supports this all out of electorial self interest?

We can only conclude that we are all to blame. Our consumerism feeds the capitalists that just want more and take the resoures where they can find them. Our politicians depend on the taxable money streams to finance the status quo. It is a spiral of greed and destruction that somehow needs to be stopped. In the end it is nature itself that probably pulls out the plug. Humankind seems to have wrapped itself into this spiral without escape other than self destruction. Have a look at some of these short locals Earthbeat reports made by local with their smartphones…

Our Cheryl Melody Baskin from the USA, speaking and singing about the importance of water as our core human value