Is Mother Nature Already Dead?
Memorized by the greenest pastures, the plethora variety of animals, and calming waters that make my heart soar for days. If I think about it now, Mother Nature is dying, because of us. We the people, destroy everything we touch. We think we make it better, but who are we really hurting? The answer is ourselves. Mother Nature’s beauty should be a promising feeling of life in our hearts. If we look back from today, there’s not much left to look back at. When I go ride my bike, I notice everything; every detail about my surroundings. The trees, birds, insects, dragonflies, and it makes me happy. Happy that even for a little while I can find peace in nature. Long before the age of man, insects inhabited the earth -- a group of extraordinary beings(Carson,802). Ever since then, men have changed, adapted, and destroyed our heavenly Earth. Why would we do such a thing? To make life easier for us. No one sees the big picture. If we kill all the insects and plants, starvation of animals. If we kill all the animals, no more meat. If we kill all the trees, no more oxygen; then who’s left to suffer the consequences? One important natural check is a limit on the amount of suitable habitat for each species(Carson, 802). We, mankind, have slaughtered our homeland, by building our own society and destroying the remanence the outdoors bring. Do you remember watching the movie Pocahontas as a child? Do you remember how the lands were as green as mountain tops in the summer, and how the waters would stretch beyond the valleys? What happened to that all? Destruction is a powerful enemy to the lands we once knew. In the novel “Into The Wild”, my mind did a triple salsa; imagining the beauty of what the Alaskan territories looked like. I wish that one day I will be able to see the significance that Alex McCandless saw. I want to learn to see the world through his eyes, before it’s too late. In the Socratic Seminar discussion, Mrs....
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