Thursday, April 11, 2013

NaBloPoMo - Thursday, April 11, 2013

save the planet  

Prompt: Which natural resource do you worry about the most?

All of them. All natural resources are in danger the more we use them without thinking about the future. People are only concerned with convenience and the now. What about years from now?
 
Trees are being plowed down to build homes that are too big, office buildings that are larger than life and unnecessary structures. Sure, I know there are lots of people overpopulating the planet and that buildings are being put up to accommodate them, but I just can't help but feel like too many folks are buying homes bigger than they need when space could be used in a better way. No one needs 24,000 plus square feet - no not even celebrities!

According to the premise of the book What Has Nature Ever Done For Us? by Tony Juniper via Cambridge News: "Every second of every day, nature provides us with ‘services’ worth trillions of pounds. The soil recycles its nutrients, an army of predators tackle unwanted pests, forests renew fresh water and remove carbon dioxide from the air, plants provide food and drugs, and coral reefs and mangroves act as insurance against floods. Yet these natural resources are regularly being destroyed – in the name of economic growth."

As the world continues to focus on growing rather than living off what is already here, the bigger the chances are of our future generations not having the things they need to survive.

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