1000 Flowers for the Planet - #432 Save the Wilderness of Iceland
Iceland has a large share of the most amazing wilderness on this planet. It is a beautiful, beautiful place that tourists should be immensely grateful to have the opportunity to see. It has rivers, waterfalls, glaciers, volcanic landscapes, Icelandic ponies, puffins and so much more. Yet in 2014 their government decided to pull back their protective laws that ensured the wilderness remained intact in order to plan a hydroelectric power plant. But power plants aren’t the only thing that damages wilderness. Human intervention of any kind will destroy what nature provides. Human over-population is the biggest problem nature faces. Iceland has so much natural beauty, but that doesn’t mean it’s okay to take large parts of it and concrete it for human convenience. If we don’t start protecting our natural assets now, for the future, the future holds nothing. This is true for every corner of the earth, but Iceland is a magnificent example of what we have to lose if we don’t pay attention to our behaviours and begin to change. At http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/icelands-pristine-habitats-threatened-hydropower-plans.html you will find a beautiful video of a trek through Iceland to watch. Take a look, and see if you don’t agree that we should adjust our behaviours in order to preserve the magnificence of the planet.