Good Morning Wednesfield! Today is Wednesday 22 April 2020- UN Mother Earth Day

Good Morning Wednesfield! Today is Wednesday 22 April 2020 – The weather forecast is again a sunny one.

Its also the UN Day “ When Mother Earth sends us a message”

This is what the UN says about today-
Mother Earth is clearly urging a call to action. Nature is suffering. Australian fires, heat records and the worst locust invasion in Kenya. Now we face COVID -19, a worldwide health pandemic link to the health of our ecosystem.
Climate change, man-made changes to nature as well as crimes that disrupt biodiversity, such as deforestation, land-use change, intensified agriculture and livestock production or the growing illegal wildlife trade, can increase contact and the transmission of infectious diseases from animals to humans (zoonotic diseases) like COVID-19.

From one new infection disease that emerges in humans every 4 months, 75% of these emerging diseases come from animals, according to UN Environment.

This shows the close relationships between human, animal and environmental health.
Visible, positive impact– whether through improved air quality or reduced greenhouse gas emissions – are but temporary, because they come on the back of tragic economic slowdown and human

Let’s remind more than ever in this International Mother Earth Day that we need a shift to a more sustainable economy that works for both people and the planet. Let’s promote harmony with nature and the Earth.

Councillor Phil and Mary Bateman said today that “In honour of Mother Earth Day, Mary and I will both be planting a tree in our home to commemorate the event. This horrendous Covid-19 virus which has sent the nation into Lock -down, has helped give the climate a rest from the car emissions, creating naturally much more quieter Towns and Cities, delivering much fresher air for us to breathe.

Planting two more trees will help raise Oxygen levels. We urge others in The City of Wolverhampton to also plant a tree, today and into the coming months, play a part in the UN’s Mother Earth Day by celebrating nature locally.”

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more