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.
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.