September 17, 2014
Easter Island and the Lorax Essay
From the time when industrialization, technology developed human population began to destroy the nature for their benefits in trades, construction, supplies etc… Some examples of that idea includes the fictional environmental video “The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss of 1972 and the real story of “Easter’s End” both have a similar background. The article “Easter Island’s End” shows how nature can get destroyed by human’s greed and their excessive desire to satisfy their lives. And, on the other hand the video “The Lorax” illustrated that human greed can cause environmental big problems. The video “The Lorax” also proves the fact that nature is important for living. Not only that the video and the article have a similar stories but also they both have some same key environmental issues in them. For example pollution, deforestation, and habitat loss were the key environmental problems in both the article and the video.
First, the key environmental issue in both the video and the article was the deforestation. For example, in the video the Once-ler started out by cutting one tree and made thneed and sold it. After that Once-ler got greedy and started cutting many trees and grew his thneeds business by creating a large factory and this way he became rich. When Once-ler began to over use all the trees all trees vanished from the area quickly and this factor soon led to shut of his thneed business. Similarly, In the article Easter Island’s population started cutting out trees for their basic needs such as building, shelter, cooking food, keeping warm, fishing boats, tools and they also used little land to farm some grains, crops. But when island’s population began to grow rapidly their resources demand increased and as a result they end up cutting all the trees that are present were present on their island. After that no tree grew and also all their crops dried up and no wood to keep