Drop death and hold life-A A +A
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
IT IS not hard to see that we are living in a world of great imbalance. Not only imbalance among people and nations but also a destructive imbalance for planet earth itself.
To be honest, there are things in this world that are very simple but man makes it complex. The balance of nature is not balanced when unnecessary factors intervene.
If we fully understand the importance of nature and the environment, which some people are highly active on, disasters would be at minimal. The spread of unwanted diseases would be meager, and the world would really be a happy place worth living in.
The world is destroyed and continuously on it destruction because of man’s carelessness. Do we not really care? Someway, somehow our actions have corresponding consequences.
A residual out of the drainage could save us from massive floods. Could it be so hard to put them in proper disposal? Did we ever ask ourselves, “How is the ozone layer doing?” The deterioration of the ozone layer is already deadly because we did not have the discipline to restrain ourselves from burning plastic, rubber and a high amount of combustion from our cigarettes and our vehicles. As we all can see, these are just simple things that we can contribute for our planet. And if we just have the habit, we are actually saving ourselves.
Drop death and hold life. Life and death, I can say is in the palm of our hands. No one else is responsible for the continuation of life but us, created human beings.
If we all just think about it, plants and animals do not have the capability to be at part with the destruction of nature because they are a part, a huge part, of nature. So, who is to be blamed for the dying earth? And as the smartest beings on this planet, we act so stupidly and ignore these things. And the fact really is, whether we like it or not, these things are really happening.
The earth is already in grave danger and no doubt, every living thing in it is included. Little by little, those that have life are slowly erased from the surface of the earth. Inch after inch, the floor we call land will come crumbling down to the deep, almost blue waters. Ice glaciers will continue to melt and cause sea waters to rise and flood every nation. Soon enough and soon as it is, the world, as we know it, is not the blue and green planet that we see from Google Earth through the Hubble telescope, but will become a planet colored in gray and black, where chemicals and wastes dominate. And that, my friends, would be death for the earth.
I’m very sure we would not want to see that. So our goal, while the earth is still in its safe state, is to discover more of life by not killing it. I, as a member of the global ecosystem, am convinced of what I may have contributed to Mother Nature.
We should all come to that conscience where segregation of garbage is not a complex task. That picking up candy wrappers and other residuals is not embarrassing. Planting trees is not taxing. Conservation of the different kinds of energies is not tiring. Giving you further examples just to prove my point will just take me a long time to discuss before we can even act.
Earth is the only planet where life is possible. Our planet is life itself and everything in it has life. The earth is our global ecosystem in which every living thing relies on its provisions. This is all we have got and this is all we have to protect. We only have one life and one planet and the life of this planet is in the palm of our hands.
To some readers, this could just be another advocacy but let us go beyond that. We should urge ourselves to be part of the movement by simply doing what is essential to the earth. Be a solution to the problem before it is too late for us. Before it is too late for planet earth. (Joel Rigonan)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on March 14, 2013.