Published by: Digital Schools
The Year Earth Changed
The worldwide lockdown created a unique space for animals, and nature to rehabilitate, communicate, migrate and breed undisturbed by humans. For the first time in 30 years, the skies over India were clear enough, you could see the Himalayas and in places where tourists swarmed year-round, turtles returned and successfully bred their young.
This unique documentary, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, catalogues footage captured during the lockdowns of 2020. The footage reveals how wild animals ventured into man-made environments to find food, shelter and build new homes.
The unique experience of a silent world aided the rehabilitation of the living planet and its wonders.
Without traffic, street noise, construction or aviation, the world was quiet, and we could finally listen.
Now life is returning to normal – the standard noisy, loud, grinding type – and we all have noticed it. Once silent streets, now throb with traffic scheduled to the daily grind of 9- 5. Sirens fire up and down the main veins of the city all day and night. And the clatter of industry breaks the early dawn with clanging and hammers.
The return to ‘normal’ in the city of Melbourne is the return of traffic, sirens, parties and noisy neighbours. With our “new normal”, can we find balance in a world so out of sync with the natural way of life?.
Let’s find out!
Follow me over the next few weeks as I share what the experts have to say, and what I know has worked for me – when it comes to finding peace, wonderment, quiet and joy amidst the world that seems to never sleep.