My collaboration with the Federal State Autonomous Body Research Institute “Center for Environmental Industrial Policy” has a long history. I have always supported science, environmental research, green technology and innovative concepts through my own, rather modest way.
My contribution is small, but I think it’s important for people to visualize the catastrophic consequences of environmental damage. That’s why I’ve created several art projects so that employees can know how important their mission is.
Artists throughout history have depicted catastrophic events such as Great Flood, The Eruption of Vesuvius, droughts in Africa, earthquakes in many countries… And there was little that could be done to prevent these events. They were natural disasters independent of human activity. Some disasters are indelible traces of time, and could not have been prevented. At best, it was possible to prepare for them, to prevent them, and to eliminate the consequences more quickly.
Now, however, science has advanced. And people, from schoolchildren to high-ranking officials, need to be aware of what the consequences might be if scientific approaches and new technologies are ignored. I’m sure we have to be careful about the unrestrained consumption of resources, because they may run out sooner than predicted. We really may not have clean water, air and good food in the future.
We may also be wrong when we say that disasters are inevitable and have always been throughout history. A sign of the times, or perhaps a sign of unwillingness to take personal responsibility for not understanding how great the stakes are for all of humanity?
We all fly on the same spaceship called planet Earth. We have natural resources and for our generation there will definitely be enough. For the next generations, not necessarily. Many resources are irreplaceable. It’s time to think about learning to live on replenishable percentages instead of destroying resources.