Thursday, September 27, 2007

Bloggers Unite to End Abuse

Back on 8/27 I posted an entry titled Bloggers Unite. Today, September 27, many bloggers worldwide will posting with a single thought in mind - to prevent and end abuse of many different kinds.

I have thought about this post for quite a while now, and have had a hard time coming up with a name to give the abuse I want to blog about.

I think that Abuse of the Earth is the best title to describe my topic.

concept of blue earth in space

This little self-contained planet has all we need to sustain life indefinitely, as long as we pay attention and give back to her also. We are depleting her natural resources at an astonishing rate. As the third world countries continue to improve their living and economic conditions, those resources are becoming even more valuable and we do not have an indefinite supply. We can grow more wood and food but how do we grow more oil or fresh water.

We have become a society of enormous consumption - leaving a trail of refuse behind each one of us. This "trash" cannot keep piling up forever - the Earth cannot reabsorb plastics and man-made necessities - that is our job.

Some form of population control needs to be instituted so this planet can continue to support the billions of inhabitants that are increasing in number every day. This is a very unpleasant topic, as it infringes on our basic freedoms and rights, but we all have to start giving this some serious thought. We do not want to end up like the mouse experiment that was performed many years ago and is now a hushed thing.

I think if we are all honest, we can all say that we are waiting for something to happen as soon as the conditions are right. At the pace of the current times, mankind is speeding up the process. We see this in the global warming, the depleting ozones, the mounting tensions between nations, the stock piling of weapons, and even in our daily lives of trying to hold it all together as things threaten to spiral out of control.

This planet offers untold beauty and bounty and is indeed a paradise in this vast universe - a true gift to her inhabitants. Shame on mankind to abuse her in this manner.

I think in the end though, she holds the winning hand. Long after man has managed to destroy himself and what ever else is in his way, she will still be here - not the same, but trying to support whatever form of life still exsists.


  1. A great post Kathy. A wonderful contribution to an exceptionally important cause.

  2. Written from the heart! So powerful & moving!


  3. Great post and I support it 100%

  4. Great power in that post. You're so right, Kathy - She will still be here in the end.

    Bravo. Well done

  5. We humans think we are the rulers of the world but, as you point out, we'll rule it until we rue the day, KML. We all need to wake up and think before we continue to act so destructively.

  6. Thank you all for your supportive words!

  7. Yes, we are in total agreement! A great post!

  8. Awesome post kml...this planet wasnt made for us to be here forever.

  9. Kathy, very good post, and you are absolutely right. The problem with us humans is that sometimes we act when it is too late. Enjoy reading it, Anna :)

  10. I couldn't agree more. I think more and more people are accepting of these concepts and a much needed dialogue has begun.

  11. Well written post, totaly in agreement, your pic of the Earth is truley amazing, how did you get into orbit? can I come too next time, lol.

  12. Hi Bob - it's a glass ball that has always reminded me of the Earth. I can't get enough of looking at pictures of the Earth from space - it is so beautiful!

  13. Great post, Kathy!! I'm not a huge fan of progress for this reason as the environment is always affected in some negative way. Another perspective is that progress in medical science is helping people to live much longer than they would have generations ago. I don't mean that in a heartless way as I certainly would love my parents to live to ripe, old age but facts are facts. It also breaks my heart to see bushland and forests destroyed at an alarming rate so the human element 'move in'. We seem to have no concern for the animals that live there. Like you, I'm hoping that the world will make changes before it is too late.


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