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Reverse greed

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Imagine, in great detail, an invention that could help reverse pollution — describe for us how your invention works and how it will help save the planet.

I have no imagination for this. Sorry. Seriously. I guess there are well prepared people working on it. I’m not a scientist or an engineer to have a great and original idea about what to do in such a serious matter. And I guess nobody would look for it precisely in this blog.

I only can think in the common responsibility we all have to preserve nature. I just read today a Pope Francis’ message in which he writes about “the legitimacy of interventions on nature if these are meant to be beneficial and are performed responsibly, that is to say, by acknowledging the “grammar” inscribed in nature and by wisely using resources for the benefit of all, with respect for the beauty, finality and usefulness of every living being and its place in the ecosystem.” “Nature, in a word, — he says — is at our disposition and we are called to exercise a responsible stewardship over it. Yet so often we are driven by greed and by the arrogance of dominion, possession, manipulation and exploitation; we do not preserve nature; nor do we respect it or consider it a gracious gift which we must care for and set at the service of our brothers and sisters, including future generations.”  Good description.

We can invent wonderful gadgets anti pollution, but to find a sustainable solution to the problem, what we need is to reverse the greed, the arrogance of dominion, possession, manipulation and exploitation of so many powerful human beings with power and money to decide. And that’s another very different question.  

Daily Prompt: Necessity is the Mother of Invention.

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Journalist. In my fifties. I've worked for 26 years in a newspaper in Spain. I worked for two years as a stringer and correspondent in the US, and went as a special envoy to other places like the Balkans. Sea lover. Avid reader. Classic Music enthusiast.

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