Author page: Patrick Feng

Deserts to Sustainability; Bringing it Back to Life

Over the course of the last century, or even the last decade, we have seen an enormous change in the growth of our population, thereby altering the looks and functions of our way of living. This extends to our lifestyles, use of resources, and methodologies used. A main point to focus on is our change in use of resources over the years of development and growth. More specifically, let’s focus on the altercations of land and how that effects daily life across the globe.

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An Environmental Net-Positive Effect

In the year 630, Caliph Abu Bakr unintentionally created the first recorded moment of environmentalism. Abu Bakr was initially a rich and respected businessman, but he later became one of Muhammad’s closest companions. In this role, he was present through a number of military conflicts and in this position, he brought up the very first recorded environmental revelation; “[to] bring no harm to the trees, nor burn them with fire, especially those which are fruitful. Slay not any of the enemy’s flock, save for you food.”

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