The state of our planet

The only home we have
Earth, the only planet that we know of that has everything a species needs to survive.
This great planet of ours has oxygen, plants, water and so on. Everything we humans need to live and to thrive and yet we are continually destroying it. Not for any reason other than out of greed.
When this planet was created, before the animals and humans were here, earth was immaculate, everything in perfect balance. Then the animals were created–then humans.
When the first humans walked amongst the plants and animals and when they breathed in the air, everything was clean and pure. Life was good.
They could have laid down on their backs, looked up at the stars and seen each and every one as if they were sparkling diamonds. The air was clean and pure, nothing to diminish their view.
The water in the oceans, lakes, rivers and streams was so clear that they could see all the  marine  life living like they ought to.
Everything was perfect, just as it was created to be.
However, thousands of years later we have destroyed so much of our planet and continue to do so, and there seems to be no slowing us down.
Why are we, as a race, so ignorant of what we are doing? How can we continually place money above our own well-being?
If one man were to take a sledge hammer and proceed to destroy his house and then move onto his car and do the same; then after he were done, douse it with gasoline and torch it, he would be considered to be nuts and taken to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation and probably found to be mentally ill. However, here we have billions of people destroying the only habitable planet we have second by second for generations and we allow ourselves to do so. Remember, the crazy man’s house and car can be replaced, this planet cannot be.
So why do we do it? We have the technology to be environmentally friendly. The Electric car was invented years ago, it worked amazingly well, but they were all taken off the street and put into car crushers. We know it was because ‘Big Oil’ would not make billions anymore if the electric car were to have been produced on a grand scale.
We also have hydro producing windmills, they are amazing, and they work great. However we have certain people saying that they give people migraine headaches. I was around such windmills and never felt any sort of illness, sickness or pain whatsoever. Maybe it is just another claim by some big corporation who fears of losing money.
What it comes down to is that we can no longer allow money to rule; we have to take drastic steps to save our resources and more importantly, our planet.
Every effort needs to be made to clean our air, soil and water.
Cities are lined with buildings that have flat roofs, these roofs can be turned to green spaces and solar panels can be placed on top as well, this is not a huge step, but it will be a start. Every step forward, no matter how small, is still a step forward.
Let’s begin to change our wasteful, polluting ways. Think about it and do it; one of these days, not too far off in the future, it will be—too late!

Some suggestions:
-Empty lots in cities can become community gardens or parks
-Flat roofs can become green space and/or also places for solar panel for clean hydro. (Green roofs cut heating and cooling)

-Walk or ride a bike whenever possible
-Plant trees, there are a lot of places this can be done
-Conserve water
-turn off lights, appliances, electronics when you are not using them.
-Replace all light bulbs with compact fluorescents
-Buy locally produced food, and other things
-always recycle and compost
–There are a lot of things you can do to help our planet.
If you have more ideas, please write them bellow in the comment section, thank you

©Thomas H Czech, 2011

About One Planet In Review

I have travelled extensively all over this great planet of ours. I have seen many cultures, lands and oceans to name only a little of what I have seen. This planet of ours is our home, for all to enjoy. Let us keep it friendly, clean and accessible to all.

Posted on December 31, 2011, in Stuff to think bout. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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