We are all familiar with the expression “history repeats itself”. Fact is history can repeat in a good way as well as in a bad way. Drawing from an occurrence of the moment, the George Floyd incident, definitely a bad repeat of history; do we see a parallel in what is happening to the environment and gains made on environmental issues of concern?
The United States has been on the frontline to advocate for healthier humanitarian affairs in the face of the world. Most races in the world find the United States a liberal state safe for all ethnic groups worldwide. However, radicle leadership was seen to repeat some of the old atrocities against human rights, like a case that happened to claim the life of a black American called George Floyd on 25 May 2020.
Technological advancements, as well as other gains that have been derived from the environment, are parallel to the quest of environmental concerns to conserve it. Environmental threats that once struck the world, like the Spanish flu, which claimed the lives of about 100 million people between 1918 and 1920s, was a lesson to guide nations to conduct their activities while sustaining the natural environment. However, the nations did not achieve this, which resulted in the next pandemic referred to Covid-19, which also hit the world in 2019. Two scenarios are pieces of evidence that environmental concerns and the activities that nations have adopted do not agree but are parallel.