Latest news 20.00pm today is that it was an electrical short circuit. I guess they found burned cables
From the Field Ecologist:
Yesterday tragedy struct as Notre-Dame burnt down. At the same time the last female Yangtze Softshell Turtle died.
Within 24hrs over Ä600million has been pledged to rebuild an icon of imagined reality yet the extinction of another species has gone with barely an acknowledgement let alone the pledge of millions of Euros to halt or at least slow the current mass extinction event.
We place a ridiculously skewed value on objects that are far from essential to our (Humans) survival yet watch as ecosystems rapidly degrade to the point of collapse - at what cost to humanity?
I value both our cultural and natural history but itís essential to remember and value planetary integrity over symbolism."
The extinction of a species whom we share the planet with and folk seem to have no guilt because it doesn't appear to directly affect them . The reality is it does scientific evidence has already proved one missing link from the eco system has repurcussions.
Regarding the money flouted about, it seems Immoral we are spending on buildings and the like when there are homeless people, children in parts of the world that with a couple of pounds can be afforded clean drinking water, treated for disease like malaria, and blindness.
There seems no logical rhyme nor reason
Today of all days is the most religious day in the Christian calendar Jesus once said "forgive them for they know not what they do " The reality is we are all aware but heads in the sand like an ostrich
Often misquoted .....Money is the root of all evil, ....when the correct quote is
The love of money is the root of all evil.
A big difference and says a lot about the world....and not just today....nothing much has changed.
Least the bees in the hives on the roof appear to have survived....
Notre Dame's 200,000 bees kept on roof survived devastating fire | Metro News
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