My Watercolor Blog

July 17, 2017

Compassionate awareness of global warming and animal extinction series

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elizabeth @ 10:13 pm

Cultivating a compassionate awareness is work towards action. We are not to be lulled into inaction by a sense of hopelessness, facing the powerful greed interests. While the republican “leaders” of the US have no honor and no conscience and plenty of greed, it is not healthy for the rest of us. And we must find our way towards taking action. As Noam Chomsky says there is no shortage of actions we can take. My action seems to be attempting to cultivate a healthy way to face this dangerous situation for humanity and our animal friends. Since many people tend to enjoy my paintings, I’m hoping to contribute that skill towards global warming awareness by doing a series of paintings and posts here.

There are many choices of what to paint and I encourage anyone who likes to paint to join in! Turn it into a book. Ideally I’ll be eventually whittling this material to-be into a second art book. The bulk of the first one is complete and it’s on how to paint animals.

So I’ll focus on non-human animals except  to hope for us and always encourage us that we can be moved to action from a place of hope rather than condemning us all as a terrible species – we are a species – and global warming is huge problem to solve, that we did not see coming when we built the first car or ate our first hamburger (you can thrive as a vegan by the way). Also, we are only just now getting a clearer picture of what’s happening.

“The scientific consensus in the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report is that

“There is medium confidence that approximately 20-30% of species assessed so far are likely to be at increased risk of extinction if increases in global average warming exceed 1.5-2.5 °C (relative to 1980-1999). As global average temperature increase exceeds about 3.5 °C, model projections suggest significant extinctions (40-70% of species assessed) around the globe.

In one study published in Nature in 2004, between 15 and 37% of 1103 endemic or near-endemic known plant and animal species will be “committed to extinction” by 2050.[1] More properly, changes in habitat by 2050 will put them outside the survival range for the inhabitants, thus committing the species to extinction.” Wikipedia

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1 Comment »

  1. Thank you for sharing your talents for this kind endeavor. SC

    Comment by susan cureton — July 18, 2017 @ 1:30 am


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