Sunday, August 15, 2010

Brought Me Down

Again my worries come back to the state of the environment and the situations across the globe. Earlier we had BP spoil our environment by destroying the Gulf coast with their man-made disaster, flooding oil into our waters. Then there was the awful wild fires that raged throughout Russia, destroying arable land and shutting off exports of grain. And now there is the widespread damage throughout Asia from the heavy monsoon season. The devastation and loss of life in Pakistan is just unbelievable, and then there is the landslide damage in China.

I don't know about you, but it makes me worried for the state of the world. We have these powerful nations that rule our lives and actions, and yet they are utterly powerless when faced with the force of mother nature. And what is causing these abnormally strong storms around the globe? Is it global warming? Or is it something more? Could it be that our planet is so overpopulated that we're spreading out into areas of the world that were not meant to house people safely? Or perhaps the Earth has always been this active and we've just not noticed it so much because of the rapid growth of the world's population and the birth of media.

I don't believe in any of the 2012 nonsense or any judgement day looming in the near future, but I am curious as to what we've done to our planet to make it so volatile recently.

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