Humans have become more powerful than we ever were before, especially in this millennium, but not in a good way. Sure, most of the crops we have can resist diseases and pests, and we know how to restart someone’s heart. However, everything humankind has accomplished, has to have a price. Sea levels are rising, and plants and animals are dying. We could stop all of this, but people are worried about losing some income, and soon we are all going to pay for that.
First, we need to change the way we treat other beings, and second, we need to change the way we treat our planet. We are destroying the earth in the most corrupt way that anyone has ever imagined. Think of it this way; we only have one planet, that has so many beautiful places that we may end up losing. There are waterfalls and mountains, fields full of wildflowers, vast oceans. So why, when there are so many beautiful places like that, are we bulldozing over them to build concrete cities with no colors from nature. Also, some rivers that have pretty rainbow surfaces that come from an oil leaks upstream. We could be taking what would be about one million cars off the road if every house in America replaced a regular light bulb with a compact fluorescent lightbulb. And if we looked into other kinds of power like; Windmills, watermills, and solar power, the government and all the huge corporations would not have to pay millions of dollars to avoid getting fined for pollution violations. What if the government took a just a little bit of that money and used it to come up with better energy sources? We need to get more involved and push the government to try to clean up our land, air, and water. What do you plan to do when this planet is destroyed? Do you plan on holding your breath until we find a new one? Because I’m not.
‘We the People of the United States, in order to form a perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.’ Would you call the world we are living in right now a ‘perfect union’? All of the huge corporations are doing whatever they want, and other people have to live on the street, where’s the justice in that? Kids all over the world go to bed starving every night, and some kids stuck in foster care are being abused because CPS (child protection services) don’t have the employees or resources to keep them safe, while other people are getting four-hundred-dollar haircuts. And how on earth do we promote the general welfare, when toxic pesticides, are being dumped into rivers and sprayed onto plants killing everything? Every single day, exhaust from cars are polluting our air, along with factories that spread toxins into the air, and water. We are killing our only planet, and its no longer an accident. We are all well aware of the problem but the people who can do the most, are doing nothing. We’re warming up the planet, and the planet’s ice is melting. If just about fifty percent of the world’s ice melts, countless rivers and streams will overflow and then dry up, killing hundreds of thousands of people from disease and starvation.
The sea levels will rise anywhere from four feet to twenty feet. Do you plan on waiting until the water is lapping at your feet? At this point I don’t even know if we can prevent this disaster, a small percentage of people will try to do something, and everyone else will ignore the problem and hope that they’re dead before it gets too bad. If we don’t change the way we act and soon we will pay the consequences.
Right now America and even Canada look like our government consists of shortsighted, arrogant leaders to the rest of the world, and we need to change that. We also need to change the way this planet gets treated because if we don’t, we are all going to lose the only planet we are going to get. We also need to redistribute money to people that are living in poverty and make foster care much better for the kids stuck there. Once we do that, maybe we will have a chance, even if we did something as small as replacing a single regular light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb, and if we did more to clean up the piles of garbage in the ocean. If everyone does a little bit more, we could still have a chance.
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