Happy Earth Day (:

It’s the last hour of Earth Day (here in the UK anyway), and I thought I should post something just to commemorate the day. I’ve spent most of my whole day trying to finish my Earth Sciences vacation work (going through geological periods and palaeoenvironments and fossils, which is really interesting), and I still have more vacation work to finish and all the revision for exams this upcoming term.

But anyway, just a quick post for the 43rd Earth Day (it was first celebrated in the United States in 1970). Learning about the Earth’s geological history, and becoming much more familiar with all the geological periods of Earth’s history in Earth Sciences have been rather eye-opening and new to me (I just got back from an Earth Sciences field trip to Arran, Scotland). Geology seems like a barely heard of word in Singapore, often confused with geography.

While geologists seem predominantly occupied with finding more fossil fuels to satisfy humanity’s craving (which I’m not particularly pleased about), I think we should:

remember and learn about our past…

Coral fossils from the Carboniferous period

Coral fossils from the Carboniferous period (found on Arran)

Brachiopod fossils from the Carboniferous period

Brachiopod fossils from the Carboniferous period (found on Arran)

Crinoid stem fossils from the Carboniferous period

Crinoid stem fossils from the Carboniferous period (found on Arran)

appreciate the present…

View of Wast Water on the way up Scafell Pike in Eskdale, Lake District

View of Wast Water on the way up Scafell Pike in Eskdale, Lake District

Stream at Lochranza on the Isle of Arran, Scotland

Stream at Lochranza on the Isle of Arran, Scotland

Beach at in Pembroke, Wales

Beach at Dale Point (I think!) in Pembroke, Wales

and make sure there will still be a future

An interesting (if long) read:
Resource Shock: How Resource Scarcity and Climate Change Could Produce a Global Explosion

And an awesome video to end off:

Happy Earth Day everyone! This Earth is just awesome 😀 And it’s glorious spring here (finally!!) in Cambridge (:

Now, if only exams would go extinct…

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About Jocelyne Sze

I'm a Nature-lover, aspiring conservationist, and wannabe traveller in search of outdoor adventure.
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  1. Pingback: From beef to mush – the last geology field trip. | Nature rambles.

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