CHARMAIN NAIDOO: What a mess we have made of our precious planet in the past 60 years
We’re filling our oceans with mountains of trash, we’re poisoning our earth with pesticides, we’re genetically modifying food, or radiating it to make it last longer
The world was a very different place in 1958, the year I was born.
As I turn 60 this week, I’m taking stock — of my own life, the state of the world and the future of our planet.
Planet Earth’s future is uncertain as we begin to finally realise what a mess we’ve made of things as we’ve evolved and grown and developed new ways of making our lives easier. These ways have had a profound effect on the natural systems of our world.