Elegy for the Living

 

 

“Elegy For The Living” is the title of my forthcoming new album. This page will be the feature page for the album when it’s released, which will most probably happen in spring 2020.

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About the album

We’re about to destroy the human species, ourselves, let’s face it.

Most probably, our children and grandchildren will have a very dark future. Apparently, it requires a 16-year-old girl from Sweden to make us aware of that, and “grown-ups” have nothing better to do than mock this girl. That’s how humans are. Stupidity reaches daily all-time highs while human decency has filed for bankruptcy a longer time ago, already.

The experts of the “Club of Rome” (notable scientists, economists, business people, high level civil servants and former heads of state from around the world) say it is already too late to avert our downfall. Since the industrial revolution, we have not gotten to grips with wars, inequality, poverty, religious conflicts, government accountability, transparency and corruption, lack of education, a general lack of opportunity, especially for women, the disabled, LGBTQ+ people, marginalized people, and so on.

And we created a major new problem: man-made climate change and the destruction of nature and all living species.

New reports appear almost daily, telling how the estimates of the scientists are wrong to our disadvantage. Climate change and species extinction are progressing much faster than we all thought. Decades of wilful denial by political, corporate, media and bureaucratic leaders, in the face of repeated warnings, has now made climate change an existential risk to humanity, with the potential to annihilate — at least — all intelligent life. The risk is immediate, given that expanding fossil-fuel use is locking in these outcomes today. Leaders must set aside conventional politics, instead co-operating to address climate change as an unprecedented emergency.

Preserving life on this planet far outweighs the interests of any nation, state or corporation.

Today, 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 68% by 2050. Projections show that urbanization, the gradual shift in residence of the human population from rural to urban areas, combined with the overall growth of the world’s population could add another 2.5 billion people to urban areas by 2050, with close to 90% of this increase taking place in Asia and Africa, according to a newer United Nations data set.

How can people feel to protect, preserve or reanimate nature and wildlife when they don’t even know it? We need to reconnect with nature and wildlife, we need to de-centralize human living, and we need to know more about science.

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