By Destroying the Environment, We Destroy Ourselves

by Nick

Clean-up in progress

Clean-up in progress

Our environment is a precious and delicate thing that we must protect and do our best to keep clean and healthy. It is in our own best interests to ensure that the air is clean, the land and water free of contaminates and toxins and that we strive to maintain environmental conditions that are as close to natural as possible. But as I said already, by destroying the Environment, we destroy ourselves.

It only makes sense to adopt an attitude such as this one because a polluted and dirty environment can be deadly to humans and present dangers to civilization. For these two reasons alone, the people of the world should unite for a cleaner and healthier planet Earth. After all, by destroying the environment, we destroy ourselves

Even if you are someone that does not care that our carelessness and industrialization is destroying habitats, killing animal, insect and plant life and driving species into extinction because of our pollution and chemicals being dumped in once pristine areas. Even if you do not care at all about life other than human life, you should still demand that companies implement green technology and individuals practice a policy of protectionism.

A cleaner place - We should be protecting our planet from harm, not harming it by poisoning it with chemicals, toxins and other industrial pollutants. We only have one home, so why should we be so careless with it? What about our children and what about their children? What will their environment look and smell like?

Pet Peeve - What really angers me is that this is all possible. We can, and to some extent we have, leave the planet cleaner today than it was yesterday. Through government initiatives and mandates, through environmentally-friendly business practices and through public and individual activism in favor of a cleaner planet, progress has been made, but there is still so much more work to do.

Everyone needs to get involved and join together to convey a clear and passionate message. I really cannot stand how people just disrespect the planet by littering or people that put profit over the environment.

I do not have a problem with profit, not at all, as long as I see a company is making a sincere effort and noticeable progress in minimizing damage to the environment.

I also wish that people would discard the attitude that someone else will solve the problem of pollution or leave the problem for the next generation to solve. There are too many people that think this way.

If more people were willing to stand up, dedicate some of their time and become involved, we would be able to make incredible progress in cleaning up the land, the sky and the ocean before more life is destroyed or negatively impacted. By ignoring the problem or leaving it for others to solve, we are only endangering ourselves because we can get sick and die from a polluted environment just like the animals, insects and plant life.

Not beyond hope

Although there has been damage to the environment that cannot ever be repaired as life has been lost due to pollutions and improper chemical disposal, we can prevent more life from being claimed by a dirty and deadly environment. This is not a problem that lacks a solution.
Weather can Destroy

We have solutions today, and while they are good and promising solutions, we must continue to research new ideas and new perspectives and we must continue to welcome new people into the discussion. We must also do whatever it takes to convince other countries to join with us and commit to a cleaner, healthier and more beautiful tomorrow.

Who can Help? - We will only be able to clean up the environments of the world if the nations of the world can agree that this problem is real and needs to be addressed. The message needs to be conveyed to the people, to business and to government and if enough people here and adopt the message, then positive change can emerge and small steps can be taken.

Small steps that will then hopefully lead to larger steps. It can be done. It needs to be done.

Barry's Response - Well put, Nick. Gang, shall we get together and clean up this place? We need to clean up the Earth's atmosphere to preserve the health of our planet and ensure the well-being of future generations. How? Getting rid of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide to slow the climate change process as projected should help somewhat.

It's relatively simple to use renewable energy sources like wind, solar, and hydropower as they become more practical. Fossil fuels are a well-cited cause greenhouse gas emissions. Use energy-efficient technology, keep developing sustainable agriculture, rely less on synthetic fertilizers and pesticides and keep an eye on new technologies.

Encourage people to adopt environmentally friendly practices. With advancing cooperation and effort from individuals, organizations, and governments, we'll get this licked.

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we can clean it.
by: Jennie

Well,it is true. Environment needs to be taken care of for our own safety. Lets work together and clean up our environment.

From Barry - Many suggest we can start by reducing plastic use, taking public transport instead of private cars, and planting trees, and that we can make a big difference if we work together.

Re Roadiepat
by: RobertMontrose

The term, if I recall, is ecocide.

From Barry - Good. Ecocide is when humans destroy the environment, its ecosystems, or natural resources. The term refers to things like deforestation, overfishing, and pollution that damage the environment, possibly irreversibly.

love it
by: kkb

this article really brings out the passion of saving our environment.

From Barry - Not only does it and others on the website outline the current state of the environment, but it also highlights potential solutions for restoring and preserving it. Taking action now, before it's too late, is a good idea.

realize the future !!
by: brishti0201

your article makes me realize a lot.
u've done a good job !!
i hope other people also realize like me.
there's a lot of people out there destroying the environment.
i wish that other people can reach this site and realize a lot !!!

From Barry - It helps if we're aware of the consequences of our actions. It's our responsibility to protect the environment. Our planet needs it.

terrorist act
by: Roadiepat

what's it called when corporations destroy our water, land and sky?

From Barry - It's called environmental degradation or pollution. Toxins released by corporations pollute the air, water, and land. There are serious health effects on humans and animals, as well as ecosystem damage.

destroying the environment
by: Anonymous

I enjoyed and feel that this article has made an effect on me.

From Barry - Working the article helped me understand the topics discussed and made me think more deeply about the implications. I also thought about how I can apply its messages to my own life.

by: smee

Your article is very informative.Man will realise the importance of recycling of our resources,but will be late.The website is doing Very good thing.

From Barry - Raising awareness about recycling resources starts with education. Because this education isn't readily available or accessible, people don't understand and don't take action. This website is doing its part to provide education and raise awareness.

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