The past few months have been a dormant period for Dimidia. It’s not that there have not been any suitable topics to discuss. It has been more a question of rethinking how this site should assign value to the issues that it has been covering since its inception.
Climate, sustainability and rising global populations will continue to be the primary focus of our awareness campaign. And, while this has been a challenging year for humanitarian issues around the globe, it has also been a watershed period for the occurrence of extreme weather phenomena as well as for polarized, attitudes about the implications of these events on the future sustainability of our planet.
I have tried to maintain issue neutrality on how these topics would be presented. I think it is always in the best interest of readers to use all available resources to raise personal awareness. By seeing both sides of issues, we can hope to filter out extreme ideologies and generate informed personal opinions of their cause and effect.
After recent conversations with my daughter who is a practicing marine mammal veterinarian, she questioned why I wouldn’t be definitive in my views and opinions about issues such as climate change, ecosystem health and global sustainability. My only response was that I did not want this site to become political or to be read only by readers who shared the philosophy of the site. It has become clear that neutrality is no longer an appropriate option. While objective dialogue will continue, there will be many opportunities for clear and unambiguous positions to be taken.
This site will also highlight what it considers to be “tipping points” with the issues being discussed. Common subjects we often see in the media are: have the oceans been over-fished at the expense of future generations; or has the atmospheric balance been exceeded for CO2? Ultimately, “tipping points” will have a dedicated section on this site.
I hope you will find these changes to be interesting and welcome your comments to make this site more informative.