More than two years into the Covid pandemic – which continues to challenge people around the world – Ukraine and the rest of the world have been thrown into turmoil by a violent invasion which continues to result in loss of lives and displacement of many people and animals and on fuel and food security.
Armed conflict is very bad for people, costs many lives and has devastating effects on the natural environment.
The essence of Christmas is peace on earth and this is what we wish for this Christmas. World peace. No more, no less. We wish for peace for all people and for all ecosystems. Without peace there will be no protection of our natural environment.
If you are interested in reading more about the impact of war on the natural environment and resources we use for our existence and survival, here is a list of great introductory articles.
The Impact of War on Our Natural Environment
Environmental impacts of the war in Ukraine and prospects for a green reconstruction
How War Impacts Climate Change and the Environment
Featured image street art by: Stop Wars – By Eduardo Kobra at Art Basel in Wynwood