Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Time To Wake Up World

Time To Wake Up World

In a recent CNN article, the population should now be over 7 billion on this earth.  That is a staggering number when you think about it. 

Often, I wonder where are all the new people are going to live because it seems as if we keep cutting down the trees and paving the land with a parking lot like in the lyrics of the song, "They Paved Paradise".

Of course, the more human inhabitants that arrive on earth, the greater the needs and unfortunately the more destruction of our earth that takes place.  The economic realities can appear harsh as our population increases while trying to find enough food to feed everyone becomes a burden on all man kind.  It is clearly a challenge that we are facing as a world civilization which not only affects us today, but in the years ahead.

While many do not want to think about these things, if we don't begin to do this, at some point it will catch up with us as a civilization.  It will no longer matter what boundaries we have between each population subset of our world.  It will no longer matter how we interject politics into the basic issues of the earth.   At some point, we will be past the point of no return and then as a civilization, we will be forced to deal with the issues we are leaving behind.

The earth is a big thing and it can absorb a lot, but the continued destruction of our ecosystem is just begging for trouble.  We can ignore it all day long, but that will not make it go away.  We can speak with rhetoric and debate the long term impacts of living with our ecosystem, but in the end words will not prevent it and words will not matter.

It is up to each one of us to do all we can to leave this world a better place than we found it.  We must find sustainable methods that do not encroach upon our world's ecosystem, but still fulfill our needs.  The lifestyle of greed that so many humans subscribe to, must be replaced with balance.  We must each do our part to give balance to the world we know and if we do that, we will be in harmony with the world in which we live.  This is not an issue only for the environmentalists or the politicians.  It is a real issue for every human inhabitant of the world.

Related Blog Posts:
1)  Enjoy Life's Beauty (Oct 15, 2011)
2)  Spending Time In Nature (Sep 14, 2010)

Related Sources:
1)  With 7 Billion On Earth (CNN.com)
2)  Big Yellow Taxi - They Paved Paradise (iTunes)

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