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CONCIENCIA ECOLOGICA
Ecological Consciousness: This Artwork Screams!

ELEMENTS:  Glass

This piece tells the poignant story of our evolution and self-destruction rooted in predation. The glass brains that compose it are metaphorical representations of the living species on our planet.

I depicted species in danger of extinction in GREEN and dangerous species in RED.

Through this tableau, we have the right to ask questions and provide answers:

Should man worry?

  • For biodiversity? = no

  • For ecosystems? = no

  • For living beings = no

  • For himself? = yes

  • For his children? = yes

  • For the future of humanity? = YES

It is time for us, humans, to become aware of our guilt, responsibilities, and the danger of mass extinction that awaits us. Let us remember strongly that Nature does not need us, but Man desperately needs her!

"The consciousness is the ultimate fruit of evolution."

In conclusion, this artistic work underscores that "Consciousness is the ultimate fruit of evolution," inviting deep reflection on our place in the world and the necessary actions to preserve our planet and ensure a sustainable future.

Some figures:

Half of mammals in decline, 1/3 threatened with extinction.

Over 40,000 species are threatened with extinction.

In the latest edition of the World Red List (version 2021.3), out of 142,577 species studied, 40,084 are classified as globally threatened with extinction. Among these species,

  • 41% of amphibians,

  • 13% of birds,

  • 26% of mammals are globally threatened with extinction.

  • 37% of sharks and rays,

  • 33% of corals

  • 34% of conifers. This means, per species globally threatened with extinction:

  • 1 in 4 mammals,

  • 1 in 7 birds,

  • 1 in 3 amphibians,

  • 1/3 of conifers.

The rate of animal extinction has multiplied by 100 since 1900.

Carbon figures (in tons):

  • Humans = 60 million

  • Livestock = 100 million,

  • Wild mammals = 7 million,

  • Fish = 700 million,

  • Wild birds = 2 million.

A notable result among animals is the biomass of the human species, which is ten times greater than that of all known wild mammals (5,500 species)! Human impact on the biosphere is also evident in the biomass of domesticated species: cattle, sheep, and pigs represent a biomass 14 times greater than that of wild mammals; farmed birds represent a biomass almost 3 times greater than that of wild birds.

Proliferation of the global human population (Homo sapiens):

It took 200,000 years for our population to reach 1 billion. And only 200 years to reach 7.8 billion. In billions of humans:

  • Year 0 = 0.17

  • 1800 = 1

  • 1900 = 1.6

  • 1980 = 4.4

  • 1990 = 5.3

  • 2021 = 7.8

The planet's population has multiplied by 47 in 2500 years.

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