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Essay Nature Creates Man Destroys

In this argumentative essay will discuss nature protection and why it’s important.

The Earth is the only planet man can ever call home. Therefore, he must love and take care of it. This is the place where plants and animals thrive, its atmosphere and its terrain providing what man needs in order to live.

When man refuses to acknowledge his responsibility to care for nature, destruction occurs. Devastation happens either by omission or commission. Animals disappear and become endangered or extinct because of irresponsible hunting. Plant life is essentially destroyed by incessant cutting of trees and burning of grasslands. The atmosphere is being damaged by pollution. Global warming destroys land masses as the sea rises because of increasing temperatures. It even causes the growth and rapid spread of different kinds of bacteria and viruses. There are people who are directly responsible for the devastation in our surroundings while there are also people who do not even think about it.

An essay about nature protection should serve to remind people that it is not too late to care for the environment. While the Earth’s ozone layer cannot be made whole again, man can prevent its further ruin by addressing the issues of pollution and global warming. While we cannot bring back animal species that have become extinct, we can still protect endangered ones and make sure that other animals are out of harm’s way. Reforestation is likewise not impossible. Animals and plants also face risks because man destroys their natural habitats and kills them. The changes in nature force certain species of animals to either adapt or die. The bacterial and chemical contamination of water systems as well as oil explorations endangers both animal and plant life. The Earth is a paradise and man should care about it in significant ways – big and small.

While man’s purpose is to improve the economy and have ample supply, the machineries and systems that he creates devastate the environment. Eventually, this defeats the purpose of living on the planet. The Earth is made for co-habitation and the pursuit of man’s advancement of technology and biodiversity should not destroy all other things that thrive on it. Nature provides what man needs and man should be responsible to take care of nature. If man wants later generations to enjoy living on the planet, he should be responsible to protect it now.

It is never too late. While one person may not make a big impact on the environment by himself, the collective simple efforts of many concerned people can help conserve nature. Everyone should do their share.

We humans are destroying our planet—and we are responsible.  We spread pollution through our industry, our overpopulation, our fertilizers, our trash, and our insecticides.  We wreak ecological havoc through our unsustainable farming, logging, mining, fishing, and exploitation of the world’s other natural resources.  We are making our home unlivable not only for ourselves but for the millions of other animal and plant species with whom we share it.

If you do not agree with me, or hold any doubts about the seriousness of our ecological situation, just google “global ecological crisis” or any similar string of words and read a few of the articles.  This is difficult to ignore.

Yet the norm ignores it—or simply doesn’t place it at that high of a relevance in their lives.  And to me this makes sense, because the reality of what we’re doing is horrible—and because there is no other planet to which we can realistically escape.  It is normal to want to block out this horror—just as it is normal to retreat into fantasy to bolster a sense of empowerment.  It is normal as well to prioritize comfort over restraint and to prioritize self-deception over self-reflection.  It is normal for people to live lives of tunnel vision—of work, home, food, debt, family, politics, entertainment.  It is also normal for people go on having children to keep themselves happy, and normal to dump these global problems into their children’s laps.  And if their children end up living the same way, which is what normal parents teach their children to do, they will only pass this mess on to their future children—if they’re not sterile by then.

Our unconsciousness is leading us toward extinction, and as the coming decades pass this will become only more obvious.  This I guarantee.

Addendum:  I wrote this essay in 2004.  Some years have passed since then, and I can now confirm that my guarantee was correct:  more people are waking up to the obvious, becoming more conscious.  And soon a lot more will, exponentially I believe.  We are living in a time of real psychological revolution.  Meanwhile, I am waking up more too—growing more self-aware, more experienced in life, more distant from the norm, and simultaneously further down my path of helping to define a new norm.

But the sad, ugly reality remains:  as a species we are failing to live up to our potential as human beings.  And I hope that changes—just when?

A video I made on the subject:

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