“If you truly love Nature, you’ll find beauty everywhere.” – Van Gogh – Introduction – Over the course of the mid-term holidays my family and I vacated to the south part of the Kruger National Park. The tranquility of the natural environment replenished the over-tired student that was me and I woke early almost every… Continue reading Be a Steward of the Natural Environment
“I’m planting a tree to teach me to gather strength from my deepest roots.” ― Andrea Koehle Jones, The Wish Trees – Introduction – Many of us have grown accustomed to trees in our environment forgetting that this contributor of aesthetic awe fulfils more purposes for other living things than just functioning as a decorative… Continue reading Trees as City Wonders
“Which way does a tree fall? A tree falls the way it leans. Be careful which way you lean.” – The Lorax – This week’s concept – Nixon (2011:2) refers to long term casualties caused by human activities as “slow violence”. The term refers to another sort of violence that is not immediate in eruption but… Continue reading The Bare Necessities of Life
“Human beings who developed a relationship with animal species tend to share similar reactions towards older perspectives regarding the purpose of these companion species – birds of a feather flock together.” – Introduction – Domesticated animals and animal companions is a relatively new notion of only three decades old which, when taking into consideration the… Continue reading Birds of a feather flock together
– A bit of background – The term Anthropocene epoch refers to the different geological, ecological, sociological, and anthropological variations in the contemporary history of the Earth (Waters et al 2016) caused by human activity. The epoch most recent to that of the Anthropocene is the Holocene which is used in comparison to identify the differences… Continue reading Anthropocene: is it for real?
Table representing the main points of each news article respectively: Articles Alberton Record Mail & Guardian News 24 Who and what are the drivers of change? El Niño Greenhouse warming Water wastage What is happening? – SA is experiencing the worst draught in years. – The El Niño phenomenon is one of the instigators.… Continue reading Environmental Humanities and the Media