The Spring of 2011 will long be remembered by the sheer magnitude and horror of so many violent tornadoes that ripe through the Mid-West and parts of the eastern portion of the United States. With the massive flooding of the Mississippi River from Illinois all the way down to New Orleans compounds an already catastrophic disaster. Not since the 1920’s has this country experienced the wrath of nature in so many places in such a short period of time. In the wake of all this devastation lies a major portion of the United States virtually helpless. Too many lives lost, so much destruction, and far too many livelihoods ruined has resulted. But, what actually caused and contributed to all this misery and death?
Through-out the ages mankind has continued to disrupt natures delicate balance. In doing so man has laid the groundwork for natural disasters that have reshaped our world. Every nation has and is guilty of some environmental atrocity of one kind or another. Purposely or not man continues to pollute, destroy, and strip away our environment without any thought of the consequences of our actions, and now of our inactions to ease the devastation. To speculate that the earth is going through it’s normal cycle of climate change as the reason why there are so many outbreaks of violent storms, extended periods of drought, earthquakes, or massive flooding is too coincidental to fathom.
Monetary constraints always dictate reactions of any disruption in the environment caused by mans interference. Mankind’s tragedies are steeped with the blatant disregard for the environment, nature, and all the earths inhabitants. Even with all the technology available today more pollution than in any other period in history is continually being dumped into our rivers, waterways, lakes, and oceans causing catastrophic damage to marine life, costal inhabitants, all economies through-out the world. The need is very apparent, the technology is available, and the resources can be provided to eliminate the global pollution that is threatening our very own existence.
What has occurred through-out the planet when man continues to drain oil reservoirs, water tables, coal deposits and other minerals that constitutes our reliability on fossil fuels from the earth creates vast voids that contribute to the shifting of the earths plates along the lithosphere resulting in earthquakes, tsunamis, and even sink holes that cause horrific damage to man and nature.
What mankind has done to the tropical rain forests of the Amazon in the destruction and almost complete annihilation of the earths greatest resource of climate stability, now has turned it into the planets greatest threat of global climate instability.
By not capitalizing on the already abundant, self replenishing, and environmentally sound sources of renewable energy mankind has reduced the earths climates ability to remain stable. Sure, through-out history the planet has experienced climate change but with mans continued escalation of the consumption of fossil fuels only increases and accelerates a shift in the earths climate. When climates changes drastically within a relatively short period of time major disruptions occur around the globe more frequently and with greater intensity resulting in more horrific human suffering, rendering nature and the environment almost helpless in restoring stability. All this while the costs to restore balance and stability now far exceed the cost that could have been spent to prevent these disasters from happening in the first place.
All that is needed is the will of nations to once and for all band together to resolve that the earths climate is directly linked and influenced by mans interference. To slow down the acceleration of global warming, to end the catastrophic pollution, and restore our depleted forests every nation and human being must aid in the resurrection to achieve the earths delicate balance so that mankind will now be able to end the human suffering, and allow nature to once again become stable.