“Sooner or later, we will have to recognize that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.” –Evo Morales
“There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.” – Willa Cather
It seems lately that Mother Nature has lost her mind. Earthquakes, floods, tornadoes and other destruction has been in the news lately.
Ice and Snow in Florida- Early January brought snowflakes to the Florida panhandle for the first time since 1989 ( since 1885 if you are talking about January)
Snow in the Sahara- Algeria received 15 inches of snow.
Coldest April followed by hottest May
Four nor’easters in a row- Northeast US was hit with four winter storms in one month
Fires are destroying thousands of acres in California while parts of Hawaii battles with the destructive forces of a volcano. What does it mean? Is Mother Nature trying to tell us something? Is Mother Earth crying out for help?
“It also called upon traditional people in the Four Directions to strengthen the healing ceremonies and asked people to heed the warnings of Mother Earth.” – Dennis Banks
Most folks are going to say I am crazy but I am a firm believer that Mother Nature is trying to warn us that unless we quit destroying Mother Earth things are only going to get worse.
We can’t keep pumping chemicals into our rivers and streams and air. Mother Nature’s filtration system is getting plugged up. Think of it as the air filter in your furnace. It traps all the bad stuff that would hurt the furnace and when it gets full you take it out, throw it away and put in a new one. Mother Nature can’t do that.
The only way we can help is to get our heads out of our asses and get serious about a plan to heal this planet. Hell folks, according to Steven Solomon, author of “Water: The Epic Struggle For Wealth, Power and Civilization” , “Water is overtaking oil as our scarcest natural resource in the world.” We need to desperately change our way of thinking. We need to realize that we can’t keep depleting our resources without a plan to replenish them. Trees have a big job in the ecosystem. Some countries are completely destroying the jungles and not replanting. Trees absorb carbon dioxide and other poisonous gases and emit oxygen. Don’t know if it is true or not but I once heard that one large tree can supply a day’s worth of oxygen for four people. What happens if we keep cutting the trees without replanting and suddenly there aren’t enough plants to produce the amount of oxygen needed to sustain life on Mother Earth?
I want everyone to think about something for a minute. Yeah maybe I am crazy however, what if Mars once looked like Mother Earth. Oceans, rivers, mountain streams, vast forest land, occupied by some greedy, uncaring inhabitants.
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