A Better Earth

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The patient's condition is serious. Symptoms are multiple. His health is noxious. He has a fever, higher than ever before. Efforts to bring it down are not working. Poison has been found in body fluids. When symptoms are treated in one area, more pop up in other areas. If this were a usual patient, doctors would be inclined to declare the multiple sicknesses as chronic and terminal. Not knowing what else to do, they would just take steps to make the patient as comfortable as possible until the end came. However, this is not a human patient. It is our home - the earth. The store scenario well depicts what is happening to our planet, dirty air, global warning, polluted waters, and toxic wastes are just a few of the maldies of our very ill earth. Like the doctors mentioned above, the experts are in a quandary as to what to do. The media regularly call attention to the earth's poor health with such headlines and captions as "Blast fishing turns sea-beds into Killing fields." A "Billion Asians could be parched in 24 years." Forty million tons of toxic trash a year trades globally." Nearly two thirds of the 1,800 wells in Japan are contaminated with poisons." Oxon Hole Over Antarctic Is Back and Bigger." Although, it is not the environment store that suffers from man's activities, the man himself not only being the cause of this mishaps, he is the one who at the long run suffers from these activities, not only because of his technological advances but his inability to make rational decision. Indeed, throughout history people have suffered pain and heartache from war, cruelty, crime, injustice, poverty, sickness, and also deaths of loved ones as a result of natural hazards. In our 20th century alone, wars have killed over 100 milli... ... middle of paper ... .... CONLUSSION People are amazed by life, more are even more bewildered to see a fantastic machine that has been fine-turned by nature to the utmost degree - i.e. the Earth. However, man has had an important part in shaping the environment, the social and political atmosphere, which have resulted to catastrophes which is slowing eating up the earth. To many, the situation is paradox, while more information than ever before is await-able on environmental and social subjects. More individuals and organizations than ever are interested in seeing the environment clean up. Governments have established departments to help solve social problems. And we have more technologies than ever before to help deal with these problems, so instead of quarreling, let us take care of each other and of our planet, and let us enjoy the rest of the Quaternary happily - in a Better Earth
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