Is the world currently planning retribution for humankind in carrying out their duties on earth?
As the Covid-19 goes viral throughout the world, the question that comes to mind right now is – is this a sign that nature is organizing retribution against the acts of humanity that have been so greedy for what they have been given – fresh air, clean water, wildlife, jungle and all that?
The question arises as to whether the Covid-19 pandemic is a natural way of responding to human transgression, ignoring its own laws, polluting the air, polluting water, destroying forests and destroying wildlife at will.
It is undeniable that disasters happen from time to time – drought, floods, earthquakes and so on but they do not happen at the same time around the world as they do today, forcing the entire world to sit at home, do nothing, just wait.
Are humans being taught to be aware and to be informed – for the last time.
All over the world, all activities are stalled – tourism, business, all helplessness, and widespread unemployment, oil prices continue to plummet and nothing but catastrophe awaits humanity.
On average, there is little to no air around the air in the air with tourists taking leave except for flights with the necessary medical supplies and equipment as well as private vehicles many 'left' at home, no longer on the road except for one carrying two. -necessary essentials.
Most work from home except for the frontline attendant, while the authorities work tirelessly to ensure that people are 'at home' regardless of time and circumstances.
Covid-19, which erupted in China last December, before it began spreading its wings around the world, infected more than 1.2 million people and claimed about 65,000 lives.
Perhaps a small ray of hope that today is worth a quarter of a million infected people from the city of Wuhan, China has recovered.
In China, over 81,000 people have been infected and over 3,000 have died.
The United States recorded the highest number of infections, reaching over 300,000 and Italy having the highest number of deaths, over 15,000.
In Malaysia Covid-19 has infected more than 3,000 people, claimed 62 lives while more than 1,000 have been recovered.
Going back to nature, perhaps what we see today is the effect of his anger on the symptoms of air pollution – from city to village, which the World Health Organization (WHO) says is a threat to climate and health.
However, do people really care about the fact that air pollution is estimated to kill seven million people worldwide every year? If he himself was not impressed by the pollution, the large number would not mean anything to him.
Around the world humans continue to pollute the air with vehicle fumes, factory fumes and open combustion.
The closest example of deforestation around the region is that some Asean countries are exposed to haze problems almost every year.
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a US-based non-profit organization that seeks to protect the earth's security, its inhabitants, forests, animals and natural systems, says that humans are currently sinking the marine ecosystem into waste, noise, oil and carbon emissions. .
According to him, the impact of such pollution on the sea is exacerbating the sea, at an alarming rate.
Most of the waste dumped into the sea is plastic based, many of which are aware of this fact. Haven't we seen a turtle die as a result of not being able to catch the plastic thrown into the sea that killed it?
Just look at how difficult it is to see a turtle landing for eggs in Terengganu, unlike before.
Water pollution certainly brought back memories of the toxic Kim River in Johor last March, stemming from the disposal of chemical wastes, which affected the health of 6,000 people and sent 2,775 to hospital wards.
Do not miss the destruction of the forest, when it is explored for agricultural purposes, logging, road construction and so on.
According to the World Bank, between 1990 and 2016, the earth has lost 1.3 million sq km of forests – a much larger area than South Africa, and a 2015 study shows that 46 percent of the trees in the forest, have been cut down by humans.
In Malaysia, illegal logging has had a significant impact on indigenous peoples who have found their ancestral lands to be declining, and movement in the forests is limited. They are very dependent on forests for life.
As widespread development and logging shrinks the forest area globally, it also affects forest animals when their habitat is disturbed,
and it was exacerbated by the problem of illegal poaching, so that some species of animal were almost extinct from this land.
Research has found that about 30,000 species of wildlife each year – about three per hour – are approaching extinction, and about
80% of global biodiversity loss is caused by habitat destruction.
Most of the problems poachers face in Africa are due to the rarity of animals, especially in countries such as Zimbabwe and Kenya. South Africa is reported to lose more than 1,000 rhinos each year between 2013 and 2017.
Other countries are also exempt from the problem of illegal poaching.
In Malaysia, for example, Malaya tigers and pygmy elephants from Sabah are now feared to be extinct. At present, only about 200 Malaya tigers are protected, still in the wild, while Sabah's forests are now home to about 1,500 pygmy elephants.
Still haunted by the memory of a brutal shooting of a pygmy elephant, about 70 shotguns, and its ivory were cut off by illegal hunters, near Tawau, Sabah, last September. His stump was found floating in a river, tied to a tree on a cliff.
Unfortunately, Sumatran rhinoceros dies in Malaysia. Illegal hunters are only interested in the horns or tusks of these animals.
Do they know, or do they even know, do they care about the effects of poaching that also carry the risk of extinction to plants and the environment?
Most forests rely on nutrients taken by animals that are important for their fertility and produce their food.
As we worry about the loss of wildlife around the world, a scary fact emerges – that the beetle is an animal that often preys on illegal hunters
The Royal Malaysian Customs Department on Tuesday launched an attempt to smuggle about six tonnes of circulars into the country, worth about RM78 million, hidden in a sack of cashew nuts in Port Klang.
The Movement Control (CPP) order to curb the Covid-19 pandemic has temporarily halted industrial activities other than air, sea and land transport, resulting in a reduction in air pollution levels worldwide, as evidenced by satellite imagery.
Maybe it's just imagination, but does it feel like chirping in the morning at this time doesn't it feel more lush and lively lately? It seemed as if they were enjoying the space to breathe fresh air that is now more spacious.
Residents in the city of Jalandhar, India can capture pictures and videos of Dhauladhar mountain, part of the Himalayas, some 200 kilometers (km) away, which they can see for the first time in 30 years since the air pollution has been reduced.
In Malaysia, Minister of Water and Environment Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said the CPP since March 18, which was scheduled to end April 14, had led to reductions in activities such as vehicle smoke emission, industrial chimney smoke and open burning.
He said a detailed analysis by the Department of Environment (DOE) on several key parameters namely Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), Carbon Monoxide (CO) and 2.5 micron diameter (PM2.5) fine dust showed it a significant decline.
In Italy, for example, a decrease in tourist attendance and sailing vessels is said to bring dolphins and other wildlife to the Venice canal.
As the Covid-19 continues to imprison people in their homes, reports have surfaced about the emergence of rare wild animals to fill the city's quiet streets, such as the wild boar in Barcelona, Spain; deer in Nara, Japan and peacocks in Mumbai, India.
A fox was reported to be found on a quiet street in Kozhikode, Kerala, India, while a puma was found in the city of Santiago, Chile.
Covid-19, as the story goes, is the second-worst catastrophe in world history after the 1918 influenza or the Spanish flu pandemic in terms of cases and deaths.
Spanish flu is reported to have infected 500 million people, or one third of the world's population at that time, and killed about 50 million people worldwide.
Once the CPP is abolished and normal life returns to the rest of the world, will humanity return to their old ways?
Will open burning end? Will the destruction of the forest stop? Will illegal hunters put down their weapons? Did the water in the Kim River and the river flow clear again? Will humans implement sustainable development more strictly?
Will humans really care?
A netizen made an interesting comment: “Nature just hit the 'reset' button on us”.
Another netizen concludes that nature is sending the message that air, water, sky and earth are in good shape without humans.
Nature whispers: “When you return, remember that you are only a visitor, not a 'owner' of this earth.”