Saturday, October 19, 2013

ESSAY: "THE LAST STRAW."

ESSAY: "THE LAST STRAW."









We can’t deny the existence of our natural environment. We –humans- damaged it a great deal, and nature will eventually pass its bill to us…
A tremendous change occurred with the industrial revolution, whereas it had taken all of human history until around 1800 for world population to reach 1 Billion. During the 20th Century alone, the population in the world has grown from 1.65 billion to over 7 billion.
Current world population today is over 7,200,000,000 people, and growing more every single day…
China is the most populated country in the world with almost 1,400,000,000 (almost 1.4 Billion) people. It sounds too crowded.
India is the second one with 1,300,000,000 (1.3 Billion) people.
According to the most recent United Nations estimates, the human population of the world is expected to reach 8 Billion people in the Spring of 2024. How will our Planet Earth support these huge numbers?
There are many issues in our world to think about before it’s too late .
There are many to list. So, only some examples will be given.
The Northern Hemisphere is experiencing a time period of increased volcanic activity. The smoke and volcanic matter were forced straight up 60,000 feet into a high part of the atmosphere, the stratosphere.
Eruptions of this type are influencing the Earth’s climate called
GLOBAL WARMING. Because of the particles that are added to the Earth’s stratosphere, the air itself becomes cloudy. This means that the transparency of the atmosphere decreases because less light can pass through. This decrease in light is connected to a drop in the surface temperature of the Earth. This drop in temperature affects the weather patterns for years.
Japan is perhaps the most seismically active country in the world with over 10,000 earthquakes hitting each year. More than any other earthquake-prone country, Japan is prepared for strong earthquakes.
Japanese Scientists have the world’s most extensive and sophisticated earthquake prediction system.
In spite of these numerous preparations, there is still some question about being able to predict earthquakes.
DEFORESTATION.

Deforestation has been recognized as a global problem. Scientists are convinced that the world’s forests must be preserved. Scientific data prove the importance of forests to all people everywhere.
Deforestation is occurring most rapidly in tropical regions of the world. Most forests in other climate areas have already been affected by human beings.
Jungles are the world’s largest and last reserve of timber. Scientists want to convince countries with large stands of tropical trees to manage their forests so that they will continue to produce.
Tropical forests seem to have perfect conditions for producing life. The number and variety of plants give the illusion of endless fertility. However, this fertility is dependent on a very delicate natural balance, an ecosystem. Most of the soil nutrients that are necessary to support plant life come from decaying plants and animals. Keeping the soil rich and productive is the first reason for saving the world’s tropical forests. Soil fertility is quickly exhausted when the cycle of death and decay is interfered with.
A second reason to preserve tropical forests is the abundance of plant and animal life that they support.
A third argument for conserving tropical forests concerns their effect of worldwide climate patterns. All plants give off water vapor that becomes part of the atmosphere. If the tropical forests disappear, there will be less water in the air. It is, therefore, highly probable that destruction of the rain forests will mean wide spread drought.
The probability of drought is increased by the fact that tropical forests also provide the atmosphere with large quantities of oxygen (O2).
Like all forms of vegetation, forests take in carbon dioxide (CO2) and give off oxygen during daylight. If the forests are destroyed, the percentage of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will increase. Because carbon dioxide forms a protective blanket of warm air around the Earth, an increase in this gas could cause a worldwide rise in temperature. A hotter Earth with less rainfall would mean, among other things, more desert and less agricultural land and, therefore, less food to feed the people and living species of the world.  Plus, air with less oxygen will be hard to breathe for living species, making life impossible on Earth.
In spite of the compelling reasons to save the tropical forests, they are disappearing with frightening speed.
HUMAN POVERTY is another cause of deforestation. People who need fuel and land on which to grow food cut a large percentage of the trees.
The problem of poverty is extremely complex. However, the introduction of better food culture practices would increase supply to accomplish these important goals of our natural resources with environmental protection and conservation.
The most important step toward the solution of the problem of deforestation must be taken by all people everywhere. Everyone must recognize DEFORESTATION as a GLOBAL PROBLEM with GLOBAL IMPORTANCE. Everyone will be affected, if the forests are not preserved.
Therefore, a global commitment to solving the problem is necessary.
THE OZONE HOLE (in the Ozone Layer) has been growing lately with alarming numbers and taken the size of the Antarctica.  Do you know the importance of the Ozone Layer?
After WWII, thermal nuclear explosions were undergoing in Antarctica by different highly developed leading nations, until a global prohibition was placed. Unfortunately, the damage was already done in the form of GLOBAL WARMING.

The rising sea level is being captured by satellites in Antarctica after huge pieces of ice melt. The South Pole Map shows the warming areas.
The greenhouse effect is dramatically contributing to global warming.
Do you know what that is? I wonder...
HAVE A BLESSED TIME, DEAR READERS!
UNTIL WE WRITE AGAIN.
POET STARRY DAWN.

5 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Beautifully put.

Starry Dawn said...

Thank you, Lisa for caring to visit my sites, and giving your nice comments!
Welcome Aboard at Anytime!
Poet Starry.

Chatty Crone said...

Where did you find out all this Starry? This is a little over my head. I do agree with you that we can take so m any things before breaking. But sometimes just one more thing dropped on you - can make you go nuts and break you back.

Crystal Mary said...

You have done a wonderful work of research here.
I believe in taking care of what we have but I don't believe in global warming.. Maybe I sound mad, but much of the so called warming is just summer say in the south Pole, when what is happening has always been so, with ice melting. About all the fumes we send up, well people burnt fires long before there were cars and such polluting. God is in control of the world, not man and God keeps all safe for us. Much love Crystal xx

Starry Dawn said...

Hi Sandie, dear friend,
Hi Crystal, dear friend,
Thank you, all friends for caring to read about this important scientific topic about our natural environment, and its modification.
I have been doing scientific research for many years. The outcome is devastated...
I posted an article about "THE OZONE LAYER" in April 11, 2010. If you care to read, it's here.
Anyway, I copy it from there, and re-post it again here for all of you who care to read about our natural environment, and how it has been modified and altered by human activities. In the past history, there was no overpopulation like it is nowadays. It is predicted that in the year 2024, the numbers will grow to 8 Billion inhabitants in the world. How will the soil, food of the Earth sustain these numbers? I wonder. Anyway, I won't be around to see it at that point in time. However, my grandchildren and generations to come will suffer the massive devastation.
Here it is the Scientific article about, "THE OZONE LAYER."
Comments over 4,096 characters will not be accepted by blogger.
So, I'll have to write a new post about, "THE OZONE LAYER."
The ozone layer is a layer of gas in the upper atmosphere which protects humans and other living things from the harmful ultraviolet (UV-B) rays of the sun.