World Habitat Day

deforestation

World Habitat Day

Normally falling on the first Monday in October, World Habitat Day has landed on the 1st of the month.

Habitat

I will bet that your first thoughts are that I am about to tell you of the plight of the Lesser Banded Red Plover. While such a bird may well exist and be in trouble, that is not what World Habitat Day is about.

Roofing

Yes, roofing is a commodity we are truly short of. That is to say, we have a serious worldwide problem where people do not have a decent roof over their heads.

 

It is estimated that there are currently 1 billion people living in slums and shanty towns.

It is further estimated that there will be, by the year 2030 there will be 1 in 4 people living in a slum or shanty town. Given the population growth estimates available, that will be over 2 billion human beings living in slums.

The Solution

I wish I had one. I think that only the worlds leaders can make a difference to the situation. According to Captain Picard, of the starship Enterprise, there will come a time when we, as one human race, will join together as one and forgo the constant need for materialistic things and put our fellow man first.

Let us hope and pray to your God that this happens before the situation goes too far.

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