Our Environment - The Only One

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I am fortunate enough to live in a very beautiful part of the country, northwestern Pennsylvania. The changing seasons is a big part of this area's appeal, whether its spring, summer, fall, or winter, they all have their good points. It is as easy to look forward to the first untouched snowfall of winter as it is to the new warmth and burgeoning green buds and sprouts of the coming spring. When you really take the time to think about it, the cycle of life and the ever-changing seasons in our world, are a truly amazing thing. There is always something to look forward to, and to see that you have never noticed before.

How can we take for granted that these things will never cease to be, when our environment is being polluted from so many different sources? Steps are being taken to combat these predators, but have we started soon enough to avoid disasters for our coming generations? I sure hope so, as it would be such a catastrophe should these life-sustaining resources become poisoned to the point of endangering life as we know it. Our upcoming generations deserve to know the beauty and sustenance of the environment that we know. All of this should not be lost in the name of progress, greed, and big business.

When I hear about the rain forests, where certain plants and animals that are found nowhere else, are being destroyed, I find it unconscionable. These areas play such a big part in our overall ecosystem, that I cannot imagine why even big business would want to destroy something so vital to our existence. Obviously our planet was designed for all of the various parts to work together to play an important role in the whole picture. How can they justify destroying even one essential player in that grand scheme? Whether it is the water, the air, or the land, steps need to be taken to preserve these awesome, nonrenewable resources.

Even to think about all of the animals, birds, etc. that live in the world, and how they depend on our natural resources to exist. The beauty and grace of these creatures as you occasionally glimpse one in their natural environment, and to imagine them no longer. As we encroach further and further into their worlds, and pollute or desecrate their habitats in the name of progress, can we be far behind in extinction? We all need to think about our part in doing what we can to help preserve our natural environment and the impact we have on further civilization and what is important to our ongoing existence.

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This article was published on 2010/04/04