The introduction of vegetation on untouched land has been applied since ancient times. The way how it is done in some cases speaks to the imagination. In ancient Egypt, the flood areas of the Nile where again provided with edible plants by using seeds surrounded by fertile clay. These hand-knotted balls were thrown on the still dragged soil. Since the 1930s, reforestation projects have been carried out, where seeds and nutrients in the form of small balls are dropped on inaccessible mountain slopes out of an aircraft. The current terms are seed bombing and Guerrilla Gardening. In many cases, the word enrichment must be questioned, the ecological motives are often dubious.

According to biologists and palaeontologists, the effects that cause global homogenization of flora and fauna are disastrous. It is assumed by the WWF that we are on the eve of the sixth massive wave of extinction [1]. The global homogenization of flora and fauna is partly caused by human activity in addition to natural processes. As a consequence, local ecosystems become disrupted and the indigenous flora and fauna, so biodiversity, becomes in tribulation and certain species are eradicated by newcomers.

While many people try to purify themselfd, with the perception that the Earth is subject to an ecological crisis, they consume eco-minded, eco-friendly or biological but without consensus we are being misled on all sides.

In the current economy there is a new trend, also called the transition to the green economy, but the effects of this form of greenwashing appear to be quite scary. In a way, a green sauce is poured over the capitalist system, in order to continue the anticipated exponential growth. It is claimed that technological development solve a lot of current ecological problems, while researchers can demonstrate that since the 2009 Kyoto Protocol, the Kyoto Protocol, CO2 emissions have increased dramatically. Many compensation schemes have been taken, but they were based on capitalist assumptions from the start. Capital accumulation ultimately seems to prevail in our economy as opposed to the quest for a solution to the ecological crisis. Researchers have been able to demonstrate, that since the industrial revolution many natural processes have been disturbed [2]. CO2 emissions contribute to global warming and the consequences of this can not be overlooked. Many cultures were undermined by an ecological crisis of smaller size. In 2016, 32 million people were on the run for drought, the rising sea level and other causes for which changing nature is responsible. [3]


[1] https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2016/10/26/wnf-wereld-op-rand-van-massale-uitstervingsgolf-5000402-a1528592

[2] Blz 86, Planetaire grenzen, De mythe van de groene economie

[3] http://www.trouw.nl/tr/nl/13110/Klimaatverandering/article/detail/3441829/2013/05/15/32-miljoen-mensen-op-de-vlucht-voor-klimaat.dhtml